An Italian storta,
Venice(?), circa 1550. Curved, single-edged blade cut with a full-length fuller below the back edge on one side, inlaid with a mark on one side. Iron hilt including moulded quillon and knuckle-guard. The pommel formed of two parts joined by a brazed seam and retaining its original grip formed of longitudinal straps of horn, the front and back alternately inset with strips of fluted gilt-brass. Length 71 cm.
Cf. A.V.B. Norman, The Rapier and the Small-Sword 1460 - 1820, p. 68 f.
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