An Italian Knightly Sword
Lot 185
An Italian Knightly Sword
Sold for £4,325 (US$ 7,269) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An Italian Knightly Sword
Late 14th/Early 15th Century
With broad brightly polished tapering double-edged blade of slightly hollowed flattened diamond section struck with bladesmith's mark on each side, the forte on one side inlaid in latten with a gothic 'R', hilt comprising arched tapering quillons swelling over the forte on both sides and with scrolled tips, bottle-shaped wooden grip (some worming), and large circular pommel with shallow medial ridge on both sides and tapering up to an integral tang button (some pitting overall)
79 cm. blade


  • For other examples see Lionello G. Boccia and Eduardo T. Colelho, Armi Bianche Italiane, 1975, p. 359, nos. 274-276 (illustrated)
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