The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Partizan
  • Partizan
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1550
  • Iron or steel and oak, etched
  • Length: 70.4 cm, including socket
    Length: 11.8 cm, straps
    Weight: 2.68 kg
  • A992
  • European Armoury III
Commentary
Further Reading
  • Partizan, with a long, tapering head, two-edged and strongly ridged up the centre; small cusped wings at the base; ten-sided socket with two lugs, four-sided, projecting on either side, with short side-straps. The lower part of the blade is etched on either side with two medallion heads surrounded by scrolls of conventional foliage on an obliquely hatched ground, the socket is etched with scrolls and stamped twice with a circular mark; octagonal staff of oak with ferrule of like section, the socket secured to the haft by a pyramidal-headed bolt.

    Italian, about 1550.