An Italian Two-Hand Sword

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Lot 161
An Italian Two-Hand Sword
First Half Of The 16th Century

Sold for £ 5,250 (US$ 6,856) inc. premium
An Italian Two-Hand Sword
First Half Of The 16th Century
With long tapering double-edged blade of flattened diamond section cut with two shallow fullers forming a low medial ridge over its entire length on each side, and incised with an indistinct crucifix mark on both sides towards the forte, long waisted ricasso with a pair of small pointed side-lugs, hilt with long straight quillons of circular section widening towards the tips, the latter each with double turn, the quillon-block drawn-out to a central point on each side, swelling stopper-shaped pommel of circular section, and cord-bound grip covered in black leather (leather incomplete, minor pitting)
122.7 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • For a similar sword of this type see Lionello G. Boccia and Eduardo T. Coelho, Armi Bianchi Italiane, 1975, fig. 315
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