The Wallace Collection

Exhibitions & Displays

Making the Renaissance Sword

Thursday 17th May, 2012 - Sunday 31st March, 2013

Price: Admission Free

Contemporary texts and illustrative sources, coupled with modern science have enabled modern scholars to understand much of how the art of sword-making developed during the sixteenth century. Featuring stages in the construction of a swept-hilt rapier, this display reveals that the Renaissance swordsmith relied on a continuous tradition of craftsmanship dating back to the early Middle Ages. This display is generously sponsored by Peter Finer, Dealer in Antique Arms and Armour.

On display in the Conservation Gallery.

Making the Renaissance Sword

Press clippings and media for this exhibition.