Sword of Alexander the Great by Marto of Toledo Spain
Ulysses S. Grant presentation sword.
This sword was won at a fencing tournament where the winner had his name “Count Oreo” printed on the display board. This replica was modeled after the famous Mongolian warrior Genghis Khan’s sword, and has been authorized by the institute of Chinese culture. It is crafted with a genuine cinnabar grip and 24k gold plated dragons holding genuine gemstones. The pommel can be unsheathed to reveal a dagger with a tassel made of real horse hair.
Images and description taken from here.
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Venetian Processional Glaive
- Dated: late 17th century, early 18th century
- Measurements: head ~ 90cm; overall length ~ 223cm
- A comparable example is in the former armoury of The Council of Ten in the Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy
The glaive come with a long flat knife-like head double-edged over the upper third of its length, formed with a pair of scalloped nodules at the base. It is pierced with two rosettes within the lower half, the back edge formed with a matching nodular projection towards the point and a pair of projecting crescentic stylised monsters from a pierced rosette.
It has faceted socket on a moulded short neck and extending to form short straps, and the head is decorated with pricked and coarsely engraved baroque designs on both sides, principally over the lower half, including garlands of fruit and trophies of armour all’antica, enclosed with oval cartouches.
Source: © Hermann Historica
Spanish Presentation Dagger
- In the style of Eusebio Zuloaga
- Dated: 4 October 1863
- Measurements: Height: 24.5cm / 10 in
The steel hilt richly inlaid with silver and gold damascened scrollwork decoration, fitted with tapering double-edged blade, inlaid on the upper portion with the date 4 OCTUBRE 1863 on one side and TOLEDO on the other, amidst scrollwork. Complete with its original all-steel scabbard decorated en suite with gold and silver linear and floral patterns, the frog with inlaid monogram.
Eusebio Zuloaga was born in Madrid in 1808, the son of Blas Zuloaga of Eibar, armourer to the Royal Bodyguard and honorary Chief Armourer of the Royal Armoury. He himself was created Armero Mayor in 1856, he died in 1898.
Source & Copyright: Peter Finer
- Date: 19th century
- Culture: Caucasian
Source & Copyright: Metropolitan Museum of Art