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.

Flaked Sword with Integral Handle

  • Medium: Black Obsidian
  • Period: Late Pre-Classic to Terminal Classic Period: 250 BC - 900 AD
  • Provenance: Central America
  • Measurements: 35.5 cm x 4.7 xm

Very heavy mineral deposits over entire surface. Made on a very large and narrow struck flake that has a rounded edge, integral handle that might have been wrapped in leather for better grip. This weapon would have been employed in a stabbing attack rather than slicing. Extremely large and retouched so it has been used extensively.

Source: © 2004 — 2012 World Museum of Man

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