Arming Sword Dated: circa 1530-50 There’s a pair of faceted arms carrying at their head an inverted U-shaped bar ridged made en suite with the quillon terminals. The hilt of the sword is a variation of the Type 16 discussed in A.V.B. Norman, The Rapier and Small-Sword 1460-1820, London 1980, pp. 80-82. A sword with a very closely comparable hilt is alternatively given a Spanish late 15th century attribution by Oakeshott. Type XVIIIc
Modern period swords of different types. First 13 (2 and half rows) are transitional 16th century forms from arming swords to side swords towards a basket hilted sword. 14th sword is a Scottish basket hilted claymore, almost all the rest are Venetian Schiavone, then the last row and one sword before that are rapiers.
Indo-Afghan pahari sword (cobra sword) with mixed Indian and Afghan elements, straight blade bulged at the ricasso. Total length 22 inches, 17 inche blade, with slightly thickened armor piercing tip, widens to 2 ½ inches at its top. Steel handle. Both blade and handle are decorated with gold koftgari floral design, with two golden “eyes” on the pommel, which may explain the origin of the cobra name given to it.