The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Sword
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1570 - c. 1580
  • Iron or steel and fish-skin, blued
  • Length: 104.5 cm
    Width: 3.5 cm
    Weight: 1.58 kg
  • Maker's mark
  • A531
  • European Armoury I
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Further Reading
  • Sword, the plain, blued hilt comprising a spherical pommel with button; oval grip, swelling in the centre (restored), bound with fish-skin; straight crossguard of circular section swelling at the ends; two side-rings and hilt-arms, and on the reverse side three transverse bars and a ring; double-edged blade of diamond section, with a single fuller at the forte, and stamped with a maker's mark on one side; plain ricasso which is not part of the blade but has been joined afterwards.