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.

Bronze Short Sword

  • Dated: 1200 BCE
  • Culture: Persian
  • Measurements: overall length 14 inches
  • Provenance: Ex. British Private Collection

An ancient Persian bronze short sword or dagger, dating to approximately 1200 - 800 B.C.E.. The weapon is cast in one piece, with a fanned pommel and recessed hilt which would have once been decorated with wood or bone inlays.

Source: Copyright © 2013 Ancient Art

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