16th Century Two Handed Flamberge Sword Feb 8, 2019 14:59:06 GMT
Post by Jack Loomes on Feb 8, 2019 14:59:06 GMT
A super rare European Two Handed Flamberge mare than likely German or Swiss.
The size of this item in incredible.
The hilt is comprised of a set of S shaped quillons and a front and rear side ring these are adorned with flower brass fittings. Inside the rings you have what appears to be flowers emerging from the ground, these also have brass fittings.
The handle is covered in leather which has been well maintained, this also has multiple fitting running through it.
The pommel is spectacular in is design and shape. It make the perfect counter weight for this enormous sword.
The ricasso is again covered in leather and has brass fitting on the top and bottom section.
The final section of the ricasso is exposed with two hooks, on one side a marking similar in shape to a D. The engraving also having a small quantity of gold inlaid.
The blade snakes down in the flame like motions.
The blade holding a extremely sharp edge.
The condition overall is of museum condition, however I am sure this sword was an actual fighting sword.
The fact the blade has multiple stress fractures on the surface and has the balance and robustness of a fighting sword. It shares no similarities like presentation or processional sword, this sword weights only 3.53kg making it extremely light for a sword of its size.
Its so well balanced that you can hold it one hand as it does not feel heavy.
This speaks volumes about the craftsman and smiths who made this piece of art.
Overall Length 179.6 CM
Blade 134.8 CM
Blade Width 4.8 CM