Mamluk axe 15th century to 16th century.
Italian broadsword, dated 1419, from the Mamluk armoury of Alexandria, tapering 35 ½ in. (90.2 cm.) double-edged blade struck on one side with a 'W' and engraved with a two-line inscription in slender Arabic script, the other side of the blade struck with a small cross, straight iron guard with downturned tips, wood grip-scales, and wheel pommel, almost certainly acquired by Bashford Dean 1919-20 from the Saint Irene Arsenal in Constantinople (Istanbul).
"Ötzi", near the Similaun mountain and Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy. He is Europe's oldest known natural human mummy, and has offered an unprecedented view of Chalcolithic Europeans... Other items found with the Iceman were a copper axe with a yew handle, a flint-bladed knife with an ash handle and a quiver of 14 arrows with viburnum and dogwood shafts.
Dagger Date: late 15th century Culture: French Medium: Steel, bronze, bone
Closeup Rapier Sword Dated: last quarter of the 16th century Culture: German Measurements: overall length 116 cm
A double bladed folding knife found in Canterbury. The knife is a rare type found usually in saxon sites, but uniquely is decorated with the viking Børre style ringwork.
This is a typical reiver sword known as a side sword or two ringed, swept hilt rapier. It carries a "transitional" blade, not as wide as the medieval broadsword but wide enough to make deadly slashing blows in battle but still thin enough to pierce chain maile. (by C. Rich)
Longsword ("hand-and-a-half" sword), 1350-1425. Germany or perhaps Switzerland. HAM #1996.01.2. The Higgins Armory Museum.
"The Ceremonial Sword" - Das Zeremonienschwert, made in Palermo before 1220. The sword pommel is a later edition, from the 3rd quarter of the 14th Century. At the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Weltliche Schatzkammer.
Viking age / Vikings were prone to vanity, even when on raids, as indicated by the head of this battle axe in iron and gold from 1000-1050 AD, found in Botnhamn in Norway’s Troms County
Axes heads found in Birka, Viking age, Sweden. From the book "Birka I" by Holger Arbman.
Broad axe head from Ockelbo (Gâstrikland), Viking age, Sweden. Axes of this kind were multifunctional and could be used in battle as well as in timberwork.
Axe head dound in Gotland, Viking age, Sweden. The shape of the axe head is made in a vegetative style.
Metropolitan Museum: Fencing doublet and swords Fencing Doublet: Western Europe, ~1580. Swords, left-to-right: -Rapier: Possibly Italy, 1610-20. -Rapier: Germany, 1610-20. -Rapier: Northern Europe (probably Germany), blade dated 1620. -Broadsword: Northern Europe (possibly Switzerland), early 17th century. -Rapier: Probably French, 1610-20. -Rapier: Probably Germany, early 17th century. Sword blades are probably from Toledo, Spain, or Solingen, Germany.
Chafarote italiano, c 1590
Two-Handed Sword, 1550-1600 Spain, Toledo, second half of 16th Century
Hermann Historica - Internationales Auktionshaus für Antiken, Alte Waffen, Orden und Ehrenzeichen, Historische Sammlungsstücke Streitkolben, Südosteuropa, 12./13. Jhdt. Bronze mit grüner Patina. Schlagkopf mit vier langen Vierkantdornen zwischen acht kürzeren, dreikantigen Dornen. Gut ergänzter Holzgriff mit zwei eisernen Schafthülsen. Länge 45 cm.
Sword and wooden shield found at Boringholm, near Horsens, Denmark. The sword is an Oakeshott Type XVIa blade from the 14th century, and is listed as XVIa.3 in Records of the Medieval Sword. The leather on the sword is original. Image from the Danish Nationalmuseet.
Medieval knife, 14th century, France, Museum of applied arts, Budapest
15th Century German Hunting Spear - MET