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    Blade signed by Clemens Horn (German, 1580–1630). Cross Hilt Sword, 600–1625. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2010 (2010.165) #sword

    Cross–hilt sword, 1600–1625, England & Germany. Iron, silver, wood, copper alloy, steel, & gold; L. overall 39 1/4 in., L. blade 30 1/4 in., Wt. 2 lbs. 6 1/2 oz.. This rare and finely made sword comprises a silver-decorated cross-hilt by a London silversmith or cutler and a richly etched and gilded blade by the bladesmith Clemens Horn of Solingen, Germany. It represents a style that was fashionable in England in the early seventeenth century and is associated with the court of King James I.

    Zodangan sword, from JOHN CARTER

    Broadsword, 1590–1600. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 (14.25.1168) #sword

    Inscribed by Naotane (Japanese, 1778–1857). Blade for a Short Sword (Wakizashi). Engraved by Yoshitane (Japanese), dated 1839. Japanese. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Brayton Ives and W.T. Walters, 1891 (91.2.84) #sword

    Image from the French Pressbook of the film "John Carter."

    Hand and a Half Sword, 15th century. European. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 (14.25.1196) | The name of this type of sword refers to the length of its hilt, which allows it to be wielded with one hand or two. #swords

    Cross-hilt sword, 1600–1625 England (London) and Germany (Solingen) Iron, silver, wood, copper alloy, steel, and gold

    Rapier, ca. 1600–1620. German. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of George D. Pratt, 1929 (29.16.10) #sword

    Scimitar, ca. 1600–1625. Turkish. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund and Pfeiffer Fund, 1978 (1978.145) #sword