Creation Date: early sixteenth century
Materials: .Dimensions: 138.0 cm
Laking AA 54
Provenance: Presented by Sir Thomas Dyer 12 August 1793, said to be the sword of Christopher Columbus (1451-1506). Dyer was twice sent to missions of Spanish nationalists.
Description: Bastard fencing sword; black painted steel hilt with pommel, quillons and square ends. Plain straight double-edged blade of flat diamond-section. One face of ricasso cut with diagonals. Belonged to Christopher Columbus.
It's presentation date makes me suspicious, honestly. 1793 is a long way from Columbus' time.
Also, at 138cm it's a big boy. I'd also like to see the rest of it including the vital stats like weight etc. Anyone ever seen this before, or even better yet, in person?