~ 16th/17th century (Circa 1580) Schiavona Blade ~
Schiavona is a basket-hilted, double-edged broad sword popular in Italy in the 16th and 17th centuries.
The schiavona became popular among the armies who traded with Italy during the 17th century and also became the weapon of choice for many heavy cavalry.
The cat-head shape pommel is cast in brass with a eight sided shaped embossed in the centre.
The uniquely shaped guard is a distinguishing feature of the sword. The crossguard to one side attaches itself to the basket. The basket-hilt incorporates a thumb ring as well as guard thereby giving the wielder a choice to use the thumb ring for weapon control. The grip is made from wood.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade has length of 34.5 inches (87.1 cm).
The sword has a length of 40 inches (101.6 cm).
It weighs 1.26 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The sword is in a condition to be expected from its age. It has rusted, blackened/browned & been worn with age but remains complete with little to no cracking or major areas of damage.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £22 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.