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>>1424 Italian condottiere
Subjectcondottiere 'contractor' mercenary captain
Culture: Milanese/Lombard, other Italian
Setting: Italy 15thc
Objectspada sword

Windlass Steelcrafts *
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* Windlass Steelcrafts
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​Royal Armouries Museum > War Gallery *
"Arming sword  Italian, probably Milanese, between about 1370-1430
The forward cross-guard of this sword has a small hook-like branch for the forefinger to give extra control and protection. One of a group of about 75 swords, it may have been part of a tribute payment or war booty from Cyprus to Egypt. The sword bears an Arabic inscription which dates it to about 1432 (836 in the Islamic calendar)." ...