Two Handed-Sword (Wallace Collection A473)
The metalwork of the hilt blued, Fig-shaped pommel; straight quillons of circular section ending in fig-shaped knobs like the pommel; single side-rings swelling in the middle and ridged; shouldered grip bound with cord and covered with leather. The two-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section with long ricasso, from which project two lateral lugs, incised with lines and rosetted circles; it is grooved for a short distance…1
The original is on display in the Wallace Collection, London (Object A473).
- Overall length: 1770mm
- Blade length: 1300mm
- Crossguard length: 340mm
- Blade width at base: 37mm
- Weight: 2680g
The reproduction is as close to the original as possible, yet blunt for sparring use. This adds a a bit of weight and the handling suffers a little. Modified fuller inscription: I · N ··· O · M · N · I · A / P · A · R · A · T · U · S.
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- 1.Mann J. European Arms and Armour Volume II. London: William Clowes and Sons; 1962.