Small Sword

Small Sword

c.1650-1660

Steel, wood, copper wire; chiseled hilt; engraved blade

Support: Chiseled pommel

Overall: 95.3 cm (37 1/2 in.); Blade: 78 cm (30 11/16 in.); Grip: 11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.); Guard: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1093

Fun Fact

Despite its small size the hilt and handle of this sword include numerous details, both figurative and geometric. Look for men on horseback, nude women, and a battle scene.

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