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Subject: infantry
Culture: Venetian
Setting: maritime empire, Aegean mid-late 15thc
Object: storta falchion








* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor
"Falchion
Steel,
engraved and partly gilt
Italian (possibly Venice),
about 1490
The term falchion refers to curved swords worn in Europe from about 1200.  The long narrow blade on this example, as well as the interlace decoration on the hilt, suggests oriental influence."