Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Spain
  • sword, 1400s
  • Where object was made: Spain
  • metal
  • Object Length: 91.44 cm
    Object Length: 36 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1961.0036

The blade is flat and tapers to a rounded point. A vertical line runs down the center. It attaches to a handle that is wrapped with a dark material and there is a crown shaped finial. The handle guard has a rope pattern. It forms an oval between the handle and blade and wraps around the left side to form a "c" shape which would cover the fingers of a person holding it. There are two ends, each is round and also has the rope pattern on it.