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.

Small-Sword with Scabbard

  • Crepin (cutler) French, active 1750-1760
  • Date: 1750–60
  • Culture: English or German
  • Medium: Hardstone (chrysoprase), gold, silver, copper-alloy, and steel
  • Dimensions: Length of sword overall 36 5/8 in. (93 cm) Length of blade 27 9/16 in. (70 cm) Weight of sword 14.7 oz. (417 g)

Inscription on blade says Crepin Marchand Fourbisseur Rue St. Honore a Paris (interior) and de la fabrique de la marque au Raison a soligen (exterior).

Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art 

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    My god, the copper and that green stone…. damn.
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