Object Title

Chopper and two knives

Chopper and two knives

Date

1490-1510

Object Number

X.268

Provenance

From the Hearst Collection, acquired 1952.

Physical Description

Heavy choper with broad obtuse point, a shallow groove on each face. Two companion knives with straight single-edged blade, each stamped with a mark. All three have heavy steel hilts with fish-tail pommels, the grips inlaid with black and white chequered bone in small panels. The chopper has a small guard on the right; a similar guard serves as a front quillon.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Chopper: overall length: 452 mm (17.8 in)), blade length: 300 mm (11.8 in), Knives (each): bverall length: 297 mm (11.7 in), blade length: 183 mm (7.2 in) Weight: Chopper: 3 lb 4 oz, Knives (each): 0lb 8 oz

Component parts

Associations

Places Germany