Pillow Sword

c. 1650
Overall: 93 cm (36 5/8 in.); Blade: 77.8 cm (30 5/8 in.); Quillions: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)
Weight: 460 g (1.01 lbs.)
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The "pillow-sword" is so-named because of where it was kept. A sword like this one, with a straight blade and relatively simple hilt, would have been suspended above a headboard within arm's reach for bedside defense should an intruder attack while the household was asleep and vulnerable.
Pillow Sword

Pillow Sword

c. 1650

Italy, 17th century

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