One Handed Swords
Product Name: Belladama
Period: 14th – 15th c.
Source: Inv. A460, Wallace Collection, London
Blade Typology: Type XV or XVIII (after Oakeshott’s Classification)
Blade Cross Section: Diamond
Pommel: J1 (after Oakeshott’s Classification)
Guard: Style 8, curved (after Oakeshott’s Classification)
Overall Length: 85 cm
Blade Length: 67,8 cm
Max Blade Width: 6 cm
Guard Width: 21 cm
Grip Length: 10 cm (pommel not included)
PoB: 4.5 cm
Edge Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: approx. 1300 gr.
Hardening: 50 HRC
A Stiff Beauty
Belladama is inspired by the Wallace Collection inv. A.460, dated between 1350 and 1400 a.C. The collector and arms historian Ewart Oakeshott supposed that the original blade’s profile could have been a Type XVIII, but the restoration probably left a Type XV. The grip and the blackening of the pommel and cross were possibly additions from the 19th century, so our interpretation aimed to recover its original appereance. The precious scabbard, with silver-plated brass mountings, was inspired by the “Westminster Sword” preserved in Museum of London dated to the second quarter of 14th c. and made with the counseling of Dr. Giovanni Rotondi – Il Gatto e la Volpe Medieval Jewelry.
>> Discover more about the sword’s anatomy.