Phoenix Metal Venetian Side Sword
Original: Venice, circa 1490
This is a quarter hilt Venetian sword. Two distinct aspects to this design are the steel grip and a wide back-blade with double fullers down the spine. The single-edged blade, made by Del Tin Armi Antiche
of Italy, is heavy and broad enough to justify classifying it as a side sword.
Overall length: 42"
Weight: 3.1 pounds
Width of guard: 9"
Width of grip: 1.25"
Blade: 35" long below finger rings; 1.375" wide tapering to .875"
Fullers: 8.5" long
Grip and pommel: 5"
Point of Balance (PoB): 6" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~24" from guard
Maker: Erik Stevenson, Phoenix Metal Creations
Inspired by an original located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Acc. No. 14.25.1169).
This item has been retired from the collection.