A Stiff Beauty
Belladama is inspired by the Wallace Collection inv. A.460, dated between 1350 and 1400. The collector and arms historian Ewart Oakeshott supposed that the original blade’s profile could have been a type XVIII, but the restoration probably left a type XV. Further studies agree that this archetypal late-medieval arming sword could have been of French origin and possibly a river find. The grip and the blackening of the pommel and cross were probable additions from the 19th century, so our interpretation aimed to recover its original appearance. Our one of a kind reproduction features a sweet copper-inlaid flower and a richly decorated scabbard, whose metal parts are silver-plated and shaped and embossed completely by hand.
The scabbard making was possible thanks to a wide research, also supported by Dr.Giovanni Rotondi.
* This sword is fully handmade without templates, so every Belladama will be different from the previous one, as our craftsmanship and methods evolve and prevent machine-made effects. Tiny imperfections, differences and asymmetries give your sword a completely unique personality.