giovedì 16 giugno 2016

Italian 1475 1500 Hand-and-a-Half Sword

Hand-and-a-Half Sword

Made in Italy, Europe
c. 1475-1500

Partially etched and gilded steel, copper alloy [blade]; iron, wood, velvet, cord [hilt]

Dimensions:
Length (overall): 46 3/4 inches (118.7 cm)
Pommel: 3 1/4 × 1 1/8 × 3 3/4 inches (8.3 × 2.9 × 9.5 cm)
Width (Quillons): 11 15/16 inches (30.4 cm) Depth (Quillon Block): 3/4 inches (1.9 cm)
Blade: 2 11/16 × 37 1/16 inches (6.8 × 94.2 cm)

This is one of the finest knightly swords surviving from the late fifteenth century. Particularly outstanding are the mighty forms and harmonious proportions of its pommel and blade, the embellishment of the latter with delicate etched and gilt ornaments, and the overall condition of the entire sword, which retains its original velvet-covered grip.


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