Post by Jack Loomes on Aug 17, 2014 15:35:22 GMT
Editor's Note: Text below translated by Google from Italian.First quarter of the sixteenth century
Short triangular blade with two wires, with four grooved segments to the base, three in the middle and two towards the tip; the first two slots are finely engraved and gilded, with knights riding underlying arches and between floral designs on both sides. Typical hilt arm faces down and pinned with solid, engraved and gilded with floral motifs; The blade fits inside of the arms. Curved pommel, engraved with floral motifs; the side bands of the grip and golden bearing the inscriptions "AVXILIVM A SUPER" on one side and "PRAEBENT VICTORIA" on the other; bone grips (cracks and small faults) decorated with four filigree rosettes.
See a very similar example in Waffen im Schweizerische Landesmuseum Griffwaffen I
(Hugo Schneider) p. 56, Number 74.
Length 54.4 cm
Estimate 15000.00 € | € 20,000.00 18/8/2014
For more information on Oakeshott Type XXI Swords see this extract from Ewart Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword: sword-site.com/thread/204/oakeshott-type-records-medieval-sword