A Symbol of Power
Duca di Milano is inspired by the sword attributed to Lodovico il Moro and dated to the second half of the 15th century, today preserved in the Musée de Cluny or Musée National du Moyen Âge, France. More generally, the original sword has been forged for a Visconti or a Sforza nobleman, showing masterful skills both in the construction process and the following decoration. We took some of the most relevant details, crafting our own interpretation as a full custom sword, perfectly tailored on the customer’s needs.
All the inlays are 24k gold and the grip is carved and shaped from a solid block of blonde horn. The scabbard mountings are inspired by a Victoria & Albert Museum 15th century belt set and are made of sterling silver and gilded brass, while the scabbard’s body and suspensions are covered with pure velvet.
*This product is for display only. Currently, we are not taking commissions for further items based on this one for a while, as the working process is very time consuming and we are training to improve our efficiency.
This sword is fully handmade without templates, so every Ariodante 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.