Customized Del Tin 2150
Original: Before 1413, Italian, Treasury of the Basilica of San Giovanni Battista
Del Tin has offered this model for many years, replicating the sword of Estore Visconti, Lord of Milan of the early fifteenth century (1412-1413). The highly tapered blade and close point of balance mark this sword as one well suited for thrusting. The scent-stopper pommel is decorated with incised lines and the arms of the Visconti family: a serpent within a shield on one side of the pommel and a cross within a shield on the other side. The straight guard has down-turned tips, and is partially covered by a rain-guard designed to keep moisture out of the scabbard. The guard is hexagonal in cross-section.
Some customization has been done to the base model to make it more closely resemble the original sword. The twisted wire wrapping of the grip has been changed from iron wire to copper to more closely approximate the gilded copper wire of the original sword. The copper rain guard was plated silver.
The leather-covered, wool-lined wooden scabbard was made by Art Elwell's A Work of Art
. It has German silver fittings with Sterling silver trim. The metal fittings bear the arms of the Visconti family, acid-etched into the metal.
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Overall length: 36.25"
Weight: 3.5 pounds
Width of guard: 8.5"
Blade: 29" long; 2.125" wide tapering to .5"
Grip and pommel: 7"
Point of Balance (PoB): 2" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~18.5" from guard
Maker: Del Tin Armi Antiche
Inspired by an original located in the Treasury of the Basilica of San Giovanni Battista, Monza, Italy).
This item has been retired from the collection.