Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Swords
In order from top to bottom: 
1. Thrusting Sword, German ca. 1550, pommel and quillon with burled decor. 
2. Hand and a Half Sword, German ca. 1520, with blade inscription and crucifix. 
3. Hand and a Half Sword, German ca. 1530, flower-bud shaped pommel and quillon ends, the blade with smith’s markings of JOHANNES HOPPE, Solingen. 
4. Battle Sword, German ca. 1600, the blade with imperial orb marks. 
5. Hand and a Half Sword, German ca. 1580, the blade with smith’s marks 
Source: Image and description Copyright Fricker Historical Weapons 

Swords

In order from top to bottom: 

1. Thrusting Sword, German ca. 1550, pommel and quillon with burled decor. 

2. Hand and a Half Sword, German ca. 1520, with blade inscription and crucifix. 

3. Hand and a Half Sword, German ca. 1530, flower-bud shaped pommel and quillon ends, the blade with smith’s markings of JOHANNES HOPPE, Solingen. 

4. Battle Sword, German ca. 1600, the blade with imperial orb marks. 

5. Hand and a Half Sword, German ca. 1580, the blade with smith’s marks 

Source: Image and description Copyright Fricker Historical Weapons 

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