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.

Oriental Two-Handed Swords
China, an executioner’s sword. Hilt and Scabbard covered with black leather. All of the mountings are of iron in namban style, partly gilded. Lentght overall 4 feet.
China, all iron. Handle wound with silk cord. Length 5 feet 1 inch.
China, handle wound with blue cord. Length 32 inches.
Assam, brass mounted. Length 4 feet 0.25 inch.
Assam, length 3 feet 3.75 inches
Assam, length 2 feet 8.25 inches
Central India, brass mounted. Lenght, blade 2 feet 0.625 inches; overall, 4 feet 10 inches.

Oriental Two-Handed Swords

  1. China, an executioner’s sword. Hilt and Scabbard covered with black leather. All of the mountings are of iron in namban style, partly gilded. Lentght overall 4 feet.
  2. China, all iron. Handle wound with silk cord. Length 5 feet 1 inch.
  3. China, handle wound with blue cord. Length 32 inches.
  4. Assam, brass mounted. Length 4 feet 0.25 inch.
  5. Assam, length 3 feet 3.75 inches
  6. Assam, length 2 feet 8.25 inches
  7. Central India, brass mounted. Lenght, blade 2 feet 0.625 inches; overall, 4 feet 10 inches.

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