German two-hand Sword
- Dated: circa 1530
- Measurements: Blade 106 cm. Overall length 138.5 cm
The sword comes with a broad double-edged blade cut with a series of narrow fullers both on each side and over the ricasso. The latter is also stamped with three small marks on both sides, iron hilt of Landsknecht type with moulded and bold spirally fluted S-shaped guard. It has a matching plummet-shaped pommel and moulded leather-covered grip.
Source: © Hermann Historica
Vietnamese Guom Sword
- Dated: Mid-19th century
- Measurements: Overall length 100.8 cm
With characteristic hilt terminating in a monster head pommel, the teakwood grip and scabbard are mounted in embossed and engraved silver in vegetal and Buddhist motifs. The finely-forged blade possibly Chinese work, fullered and grooved along the spine, with a short back edge.
Source: © Auction Flex
Chou Wang Ko Dagger-axe
- Dated: 771-221 B.C.E.
- Culture: Chinese
- Place of Origin: Eastern Chou, China
- Provenance: Tomb M1, Shan-piao-chen, Chi-hsien, Honan
This dagger-axe has a short blade, and a broken “hu” (pendant attached to the handle). A section of wooden shaft remained in the ring socket. The characters “Dagger-axe used by Hsia, the King of Chou” were carved on the surface of the blade.
Smallsword with scabbard
- Atributted to Victoire Coullier
- Dated: circa 1780-85
- Culture: Hilt - Paris (France); blade - Solingen (Germany)
- Medium: Steel, gold, velvet and leather, engraved, blued, gilded and chiselled
- Measurements: Length: 81.5 cm; Width: 2 cm; Weight: 0.365 kg, sword; Weight: 0.08 kg, scabbard
There are two inscriptions on the blade, ‘COULLIER Successeur De Monsieur Pichon Fourbisseur De Msg. Le / Comte D’artois Rue St. Honoré à la Victoire à Paris’ and ‘À La Victoire Collier (sic) rue St. Hon’ - in punched dots.
Source: © 2013 The Wallace Collection
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