A Flaming Reflection
“Afloat on the placid sea a league away, lay a great city, with its towers and domes and steeples drowsing in a golden mist of sunset.”
Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad, 1869
The Veneziana takes its inspiration from a Venetian finding of ca 1490 preserved in Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum. This beautiful late 15th century blade enthrals with its simple, yet particular design. The knuckle bow is curved outwards and the slightly asymmetrical and fullered blade features a so-called elzetto, which is a parrying hook on the false edge that characteristically distinguishes this infantry early sidesword from later models. The pointed flame-shaped pommel neatly completes the look and gives this sword an even more fascinating appeal.
* This sword is fully handmade without templates, so every Veneziana 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.