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.

Sword and scabbard

  • Dated: 17th–18th century
  • Culture: Tibetan or Chinese
  • Medium: Iron, gold, rayskin, and wood
  • Dimensions: Overall length in scabbard, 35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm); l. of blade, 29 in. (73.7)
  • Classification: Swords Credit Line: Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2003

Source: © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.

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