Sword, ca 1400 AD
April 8, 2009
This sword is based on a Western European sword, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum, NYC. Seeing this sword in person, I got the chills, as it is simultaneously an object of incredible beauty, and also capable of dealing death very efficiently. The blade is just over 3″ long and made of tool steel, with a shank going up through the handle and pommel. Guard and pommel are sterling silver, and the grip wrap is of brass.
The overall length is 4″, and the thong is waxed linen with sterling clasps.