Phoenix Metal Floral Side Sword
Original: Venice, circa 1560
This side sword features a highly ornate hilt mounted on a heavy blade capable of being a sidearm to the man-at-arms. The compound hilt is formed of bars decorated with intricate filework. The pommel, quillon ends, and centers of each bar all have deeply carved floral/leaf motifs. The wire-wrapped grip, comprised of alternating twisted and straight strands of wire, is divided into quarters by vertical bars and is finished off with decorative ferrules top and bottom.
The blade, mady by Arms & Armor
of Minnesota, has one wide central fuller with two smaller "chaser" fullers on either side of it.
Overall length: 45"
Weight: 3.2 pounds
Width of guard: 9"
Blade: 39" long; 1.75" wide tapering to .625"
Fullers: 1 @ 12" long; 2 @ 10.5" long
Grip and pommel: 5.25"
Point of Balance (PoB): 4.25" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~23.5" from guard
Maker: Erik Stevenson, Phoenix Metal Creations
Loosely based on this original side sword, circa 1560, fitted with an older blade (Roma, OD 185
This item has been retired from the collection.