The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Sword
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Hilt- Germany, blade probably Italy
  • c. 1620
  • Iron, steel and silver
  • Length: 85.7 cm
    Width: 3.2 cm
    Weight: 0.785 kg
  • A521
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • Sword, the hilt composed of a cylindrical pommel, a little broader at the top than the bottom, vertically fluted and with a button on the top; vertically fluted, wire-bound grip (of a later date); crossguard curved alternately upwards and downwards, of octagonal section, thickening at the ends; oblong escutcheon and single side-ring. The whole surface has been silvered. The blade, probably not belonging to the hilt, is broad and single-edged for the greater part of its length, and of triangular section, changing to diamond section at the point. It carries three deep grooves pierced with small holes in groups of three; short ricasso.