Two-Handed Sword

Two-Handed Sword

1550-1600

Steel, wood and leather grip

Overall: 167.3 cm (65 7/8 in.); Blade: 126 cm (49 5/8 in.); Quillions: 31.8 cm (12 1/2 in.); Grip: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.); Ricasso: 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1507

Fun Fact

This Spanish sword is meant to be brandished with two hands, used by a combatant on foot rather than on horseback. Imagine the weight of this sword in your hands.

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