Valentin Siebenbürger (German, master in 1531; died 1564). Breastplate, ca. 1530–35. German, Nuremberg. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. John Stoneacre Ellis Collection, Gift of Mrs. Ellis and Augustus Van Horne Ellis, 1896 (96.5.115c)
Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi) Inscribed by Naotane. Engraved by Honjo Yoshitane (Japanese, Edo period, 19th century). This blade for the short sword (wakizashi) by Naotane is made in the Soshu style. The engraving is attributed to Yoshitane, who decorated many of Naotane's blades. The matching long sword (katana), made in the Bizen style, is also in the Metropolitan Museum's collection Date: dated 1839 Culture: Japanese Medium: Steel Dimensions: L. of blade 20 in (50.8 cm)
Hand and a half, possibly German, 1400 - 1430, held at the Metropolitan Museum, NY. his sword is an extremely well proportioned and elegant example of a type that was in use throughout Western Europe from the late fourteenth through the fifteenth century.
The fencing sword of Christopher Columbus. Very cool. Provenance: Presented by Sir Thomas Dyer 12 August 1793, said to be the sword of Christopher Columbus (1451-1506). Dyer was twice sent to missions of Spanish nationalists. Description: Bastard fencing sword; black painted steel hilt with pommel, quillons and square ends. Plain straight double-edged blade of flat diamond-section. One face of ricasso cut with diagonals. Belonged to Christopher Columbus.