Del Tin 5173 Schiavona
Original: Circa 1650, Venice
The elaborate steel schiavona
hilt is of basket form and is composed of many bars emanating from the cross-guard and attaching at the knuckle-guard. Each bar is then further connected with chevron-shaped pieces. Complex patterns of flattened bars welded together complete the hilt and are complimented by a substantial thumb-ring on the basket's inside.
The steel "cat's head" pommel has a raised central boss with ten raised circular shapes surrounding. The grip is wound with thick cord and is covered with very dark brown leather. The wide blade has a fuller extending nearly half its length.
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Overall length: 39.125"
Weight: 3.1 pounds
Width of guard: 6"
Blade: 33" long; 1.75" wide at base
Fuller: 16" long
Grip and pommel: 5.75" long
Point of Balance (PoB): 4.75" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~22" from guard
Maker: Del Tin Armi Antiche
This piece is inspired by many originals such as this example, circa 1620-1650.
This item has been retired from the collection.