Forensic Fashion
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>>1296 Plantagenet knight
Subject: knight
Culture: Plantagenet English
Setting: Welsh, Scottish wars, Britain 1255-1328
Object: sword

* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor
"Sword  Steel, silver, copper, leather  
Western European, about 1400 [sic]
The silver-embellished pommel and the crossguard made of copper (rather than steel) wrapped with silver wire suggest that this sword was intended for presentation or for ceremonial use rather than as a fighting weapon.  The Latin quotation inscribed on the pommel reads in translation, 'Here, too, virtue has its due reward' (Virgil, Aeneid, book I, line 461).  The inscription (now illegible) on the blade is an early example of the use of acid to etch decoration on weapons."

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* Higgins Armory Museum
"Sword, 1270-1350
Europe, perhaps France or Italy
Steel  Weight: 2 lb. 13 oz." ...

* Higgins Armory Museum

* cf.
>1380 Venetian cavaliere sword