Medieval Hand-and-a-Half Sword
- Dated: second half of the 14th/early 15th century
- Measurements: overall length 96.8cm
The sword features a broad double-edged blade cut with a long shallow fuller and formed with an angular tip. The iron hilt comprising a pair of slightly arched tapering quillons is of flattened oval-section and has an oval pommel of near-wheel form. A sword of closely related form was deposited in the Mameluk Arsenal (circa 1401-1408) and is now preserved in the Military Museum of Istanbul, Turkey.
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