Двуручный КаролингXIV век
меч из Латвии. Найден в конце 20х - начале 30х годов XXго века в Гробине (Grobina)
XIIa.4 Located in a private collection
длина клинка 110см
Due to the considerable pitting on all surfaces, this sword from 1250-1350 was probably excavated or was part of a river find. The 43.25" long blade bears several inlayed marks on both sides, possibly of latten or brass. The pommel features unusual decoration in the form of rosettes that have been stamped on the central flats of its face.
XIIIa.1 From the Museum of London
длина клинка 100см
Dating from 1300-50 and found in the Thames River, London, this example is in good condition with a shiny brown patina gathered in large patches. Being nearly of two-handed proportions, this is the largest example presented in this article and is rather heavy. The blade measures 39.5" long and is inlaid with a mark of a small dagger within its fuller.
XX.3 From a Private Collection
длина клинка 127см
The blade and fittings of this large sword are bright and in good condition. The blade is 50 inches long and is struck with marks that definitively date the sword to the early 14th century, circa 1320-40. The original grip, wood with cord and a leather covering, survives.
XVII.7 From The Marzoli Collection, Brescia
длина клинка 103см
Dating from circa 1380, this large sword has a 40.75" long blade of typical hexagonal cross-section. The flattened oval pommel and straight cross are also common features of the type. This example is heavily corroded, presumably a river-find.
XX.1 From the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (A.89.W)
длина клинка 107см
This large two-handed sword dating circa 1440-50 is in beautiful condition. The 42 1/8 inch long blade is marked with a passau wolf mark, the letters IRI, and a bishop's cozier. The original grip of leather over wood survives and is only slightly worn.