Detail View: The AMICA Library: Estoc

AMICA ID: 
CMA_.1916.686
AMICA Library Year: 
1998
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Creator Nationality: 
European; Northern European; German
Creator Dates/Places: 
Germany
Creator Name-CRT: 
Germany, early 16th Century
Title: 
Estoc
Title Type: 
Primary
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
Early 16th Century
Creation Start Date: 
1500
Creation End Date: 
1533
Materials and Techniques: 
steel, wood and leather
Classification Term: 
Armor
Classification Term: 
Arms
Classification Term: 
Arms
Dimensions: 
Overall: 0cm, Blade: , Quillions: , Grip:
AMICA Contributor: 
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 
1916.686
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Rights: 
Context: 
The French word estoc, means "thrust" and has therefore been adopted as the name for this long thrusting sword. It is characterized by a fairly long grip and simple cross-shaped hilt. The rigid blade, designed for thrusting at armored opponents, is three-sided for strength. The estoc was sometimes carried from the saddle, and was in use from the early 1300s as an auxiliary side arm for the cavalry to be used when the horseman had dismounted.
Related Image Identifier Link: 
CMA_.1916.686.tif