The Wallace Collection

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  • Estoc
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Blade possibly Germany, hilt possibly France
  • c. 1630
  • Iron or steel and leather, etched
  • Length: 140.9 cm
    Length: 119 cm, blade
    Width: 2.5 cm
    Weight: 1.15 kg
  • Incised mark: sun, moon and stars Etched
  • A507
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • Estoc or ‘tuck’, the hilt made up of a spirally fluted, oviform pommel; wire bound grip overlaid with heavy twin cabling; straight crossguard, oblong in section with spirally twisted terminals; compressed hilt arms, double oval shell-guard, enclosed by rings spirally twisted in the centre, the panels pierced with stars; the whole of bright steel. The blade is of hollow triangular section, etched with the sun, moon, and stars, with a leather washer remaining at the hilt.