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
German Two-handed Sword; c. 1520-30; blade 132cm. Overall length 180cm; The sword features a strong double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section, cut with a shallow fuller at the forte and with additional short fullers over the sides of the ricasso. Formed with a pair of basal lugs, the blade is struck with a mark, a flower, both within the fuller and at the base of the lugs on both sides.
The Fulham Sword Roman Britain, 1st century AD The British Museum “This is the characteristic sword of the Roman legionary at this period. Only the handle, and the wooden or leather lining of the sheath are missing. Metallographic examination of the iron blade has shown that the cutting edges have been hardened. The maker has decorated the bronze scabbard plate with embossed motifs. These include the popular Roman motif of the she-wolf suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, the legendary fo
A basket-hilted sword Germany, 17th Century Straight, double-edged blade, slightly wider at the first part, with double groove and slightly visible inscriptions; iron hilt with straight quillons thickening toward the ends, cage guard with lower side ring, large mushroom-shaped pommel chiselled at the upper part; wooden grip with iron and brass wire binding and moor's heads.
A EUROPEAN BRONZE SWORD BRONZE AGE, CIRCA 12TH-10TH CENTURY B.C. The long tapering blade with parallel grooves towards the tip, the hilt riveted to the blade, the arched guard with incised bands of chevrons, the ridged grip chased with three raised bands each with squares of alternating incised dashes, the disc-shaped pommel with knob terminal decorated with concentric circles including a wide band of alternating vertical dashes and concentric semi-circles