A venetian schiavona sword circa 1600
Double edged blade with three central groove , long the central groove the swordsmith mark a " S " of Venetian origin. Classic and massive basket hilt guard ,engraved and with some chiselled ligns. Typical stylized cat's head in brass with a central mask . Wooden grip covered with black leather and metal wire . Very good condition.
Total length 121 cm
Notes: very nice example and very rare size .
The mark "S" on both sides of the blade is visible in others exemples dating from the late sixteenth century to about 1630 ; they are preserved in Florence and the Musée de l 'Armee Paris.
'S Armoury of the Ducal Palace in Venice U. Franzoi
Arms and Armor Museum Poldi Pezzoli Domenico Collura
The armory of the castle of Monselice Blacks Pozza publisher
For Homen 's arms and grouper Stradioti The collection of' ancient weapons of the Museum Bottacin Callegher Bruno.
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