The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Sword
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy, possibly
  • c. 1520 - c. 1540
  • Steel, gold and leather, hatched, etched and gilded
  • Length: 83.5 cm
    Width: 3.7 cm
    Weight: 1.025 kg
  • Maker's mark: Fleur-de-lys
  • A515
  • European Armoury I
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Further Reading
  • Arming sword, the hilt composed of a four-sided, fig-shaped pommel; crossguard with oblong central block, the ends curving towards the blade, of diamond section; leather-bound grip. The blade, double-edged, tapering and doubly fullered; etched and gilt at the forte with scrolled flowers and foliage on a hatched ground. There is a maker's mark on each face. Compare the fleur-de-lys mark on A474.