The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Sword
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • c. 1560 - c. 1580
  • Iron, steel, fish-skin and steel, chiselled
  • Length: 92.6 cm, blade
    Width: 3.5 cm
    Width: 1.105 cm
  • Maker's mark
  • A519
  • European Armoury II
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Further Reading
  • Sword, the hilt made up of a pear-shaped pommel with button, chiselled with acanthus leaves and showing traces of gilding; oval grip bound with fish-skin, and steel collars at either end; crossguard of oval section curving towards the point, with a single side-ring, similarly decorated and ending in acanthus leaves chiselled and gilt; tapering, double-edged blade of diamond section with a maker's mark on both sides. It has no ricasso.