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.

Combination Sword and Wheel-lock Pistol
Dated: 1580-1590
Culture: Augsburg, Germany
Medium: partially gilded steel
Measurements: 45 1/4 in. (114.9 cm)
This is a rare example of a type of combination weapon coveted by princes fascinated with innovative mechanical technology combined with fine detailing etched in the steel. A similar one was made for Elector Christian I of Saxony by Bernhard Albrecht, about 1590. Emperor Rudolf II also acquired one about the same time.

Source & Copyright: The Walter Art Museum

Combination Sword and Wheel-lock Pistol

  • Dated: 1580-1590
  • Culture: Augsburg, Germany
  • Medium: partially gilded steel
  • Measurements: 45 1/4 in. (114.9 cm)

This is a rare example of a type of combination weapon coveted by princes fascinated with innovative mechanical technology combined with fine detailing etched in the steel. A similar one was made for Elector Christian I of Saxony by Bernhard Albrecht, about 1590. Emperor Rudolf II also acquired one about the same time.

Source & Copyright: The Walter Art Museum

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