The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Sword
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • c. 1610 - c. 1625
  • Iron and steel, chiselled
  • Length: 114.3 cm
    Width: 4.3 cm
    Weight: 1.145 kg
  • Stamp
  • A631
  • European Armoury II
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Further Reading
  • Sword, the semi-swept hilt made up of a flat, rhomboidal pommel, with prominent button, the flat sides roughly chiselled with pairs of nude figures in low relief; wire-bound grip of rectangular section (modern); quillons curved alternately upwards and downwards, the former forming the knuckle-guard; they are of flat section expanding at the ends where they are chiselled with masks wearing conventional, plumed head-dresses (one quillon has been broken and repaired by brazing); a curved branch, forming half of a hilt-arm, projects over the blade which is notched for the finger; large side-ring with an oval cartouche in the centre crudely chiselled, like the pommel, on the front side only, the back plain. Blade of diamond section with a single fuller running to the point and a triple groove at the forte; the escutcheon is stamped on the reverse with a side mark.