Sword for the Knightly foot tournament in the South German style of circa 1490-1500. Period longsword manuals show numerous techniques in which a fighter grips his own blade with one or both hands. This weapon has specialized rectangular sections to make doing so easier.
The so-called 'Mask of Agamemnon', a 16th Century BCE mask discovered by Heinrich Schliemann in 1876 at Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
European sword, ca. 1400. The Latin quotation inscribed on the pommel reads (in translation): "Here, too, virture has its due reward" (Virgil, Aeneid, Book 1, line 461)."
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Elements of a Light-Cavalry Armor, ca. 1505–10 Christian Schreiner the Younger (Mühlau, recorded 1499–1528) Austrian (Innsbruck/Mühlau) Steel
Milites of the "Legio Vii Gemina Felix Cohors V Baetica". On the left, a centenarius; note crest with feathers.