1550-1600 German two-handed sword with flamboyant blade - steel, leather and wood grip with brass rivets, bronze pommel (overall 66 7/16 in., 2.98 wt., blade 46 11/16 in., quillions 19 7/8 in., grip 19 5/16 in., ricasso 10 1/2 in.) - Cleveland Museum of Art 1919.71
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
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.
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