Video 16 Jul 466 notes

art-of-swords:

Basket-hilted Sword

  • Date: 1600–1625
  • Culture: English
  • Medium: Steel, encrusted with silver
  • Dimensions: Length overall 39 3/8 in. ( 100 cm) Length of blade 33 in. ( 83.82 cm) Gr. width 5 3/4 in. ( 14.61 cm) Gr. width of blade 1 11/16 in. ( 4.27 cm) Gr. thickness of blade 0 3/16 in. ( 0.48 cm) Weight 3 lb. 13 oz. ( 1729 gm)
  • Inscription: Inscribed: (in lateral grooves of blade, twice on each side) M M M M S S S S

Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art 

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