The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Estoc
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • 1st half of 16th century
  • Iron, steel, leather and cord, blackened
  • Length: 104.5 cm, blade
    Width: 1.7 cm
    Weight: 1.33 kg
  • A504
  • European Armoury I
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  • Two-handed thrusting estoc, or ‘tuck’. The blackened steel hilt is composed of an eight-sided, fig-shaped pommel; long leather-bound corded grip, swelling in the middle; horizontally recurved crossguard of octagonal section, thickening slightly at the ends; long stiff, narrow blade of diamond section the short ricasso covered with leather, to facilitate grips involving a finger or fingers wrapped over the crossguard.