The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Longsword
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1570 - c. 1580
  • Iron or steel, leather, copper and cord, blackened
  • Length: 109.3 cm, blade
    Width: 3.8 cm
    Weight: 2.14 kg
  • Maker's mark Inlaid in copper
  • A490
  • European Armoury I
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Further Reading
  • Longsword, the blackened hilt composed of a heavy, rounded, pear-shaped pommel; shouldered grip bound with black leather slightly tooled in the upper section, the lower part corded; narrow crossguard of circular section swelling at the ends; double side-rings and hilt arms. The double-edged blade of triangular section (except towards the point where it is double edged), doubly fullered, and inlaid with the maker's marks in copper; trebly fullered ricasso.