Apr 27, 2020
Oct 22, 2010

Hand-and-a-Half Sword

Hand-and-a-Half Sword

c. 1500

Steel, wood, leather; quillions and spirally fluted pommel of blackened steel

Support: Quillions and spirally fluted pommel of blackened steel

Overall: 117.5 cm (46 1/4 in.); Blade: 90.2 cm (35 1/2 in.); Quillions: 26.4 cm (10 3/8 in.); Grip: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Weight: 1.34 kg (2.95 lbs.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1921.1253

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This sword came to be called a hand-and-a-half, because it could either be used with both hands or just one.

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