Dated circa 1480–1500
Medium: steel, gilt bronze, wood, textile
Dimensions:L. 44 1/2 in. (113 cm); L. of blade 37 3/4 in. (95.8 cm); W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm);
Wt. 2 lb. 15 oz. (1332.4 g)
This early sword is one of the few to retain fragments of its original grip bindings, here consisting of red and green silk.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Accession Number 14.25.1165