Cross Hilt Sword

Blade signed by Clemens Horn German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376

This sword is a fine example of the most fashionable type that was worn by noblemen in England at the time of King James I. The silver panels on the hilt were made by an unknown London craftsman and are masterpieces of miniature relief sculpture. The richly etched and gilded blade is signed by Clemens Horn, a renowned bladesmith from Solingen, Germany.

Cross Hilt Sword, Blade signed by Clemens Horn (German, Solingen, 1580–1630), Iron, silver, wood, copper alloy, steel, gold, hilt, British, London; blade, German, Solingen

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