Object Title

Sword

Sword

Date

1560-1600

Object Number

IX.939

Provenance

Purchased (from Sotheby's?) 1951 RESEARCH AND COMPLETE

Physical Description

DESCR. TO BE RE-WRITTEN IN LINE WITH CURRENT TERMINOLOGY
To include Norman's classification (Norman and Barne 1980): hilt type 52; pommel type 47; inner guard ype 231 (CHECK).
Steel swept hilt now painted black. The hilt consists of pommel, knuckle-guard, pas d'ane [now called arms of the hilt], single flat ring-guard and quillon. Wooden grip bound with steel wire.
Broad two-edged blade with a semi-circular piece cut out of one edge a the base to provide a finger hold.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 45.2 in, Width of hilt (in plane of blade): approx. 205 mm (8 in.), Depth of hilt: approx. 120 mm (4 3/4 in.), Length of blade: 39.8 in. Weight: 3 lb 7 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

Mark stamped on one side of blade, a running wolf inlaid in brass on the other.

Associations

Places Spain
Germany

Bibliographic References

A.V.B. Norman and C.M. Barne, The Rapier and Small-Sword, 1460-1820, London etc., 1980, p. 232 (re inner guard).

C. Blair, European and American Arms, c.1100-1850, London, 1962, pl. 114 - '