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.

Scimitar

  • Date: ca. 1600–1625
  • Culture: Turkish
  • Medium: Steel, brass, silver, gold, jade, turquoise
  • Dimensions: Length overall 42 1/16 in. ( 106.83 cm) Length of sword 40 1/8 in. ( 101.9 cm) Length of blade 35 in. ( 88.9 cm) Gr. width of blade 1 1/4 in. ( 3.18 cm) Gr. thickness of blade 0 1/4 in. ( 0.64 cm) Weight 4 lb. 4 oz. ( 1928 gm)

Source & Copyright: Metropolitan Museum of Art

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