Composition “A farewell to arms”

2021 year
Materials: steel, wood, leather, paint, fire, time.
Techniques: forging, locksmithing, rusting, wood brushing, painting
Dimensions: 44×30 cm

Broken sword. Oakeshott is classified as type Xa. Similar swords were used in Western Europe from the 11th to the 13th century. This is the period of religious wars, in particular the crusades. The sword, as one of the most important images of the era, is notable for its inconsistency: being a deadly weapon, it was at the same time a symbol of the Christian faith, the Lord’s cross.

The blade, guard and pommel are made of steel with deep traces of natural corrosion.
The handle is made of two wooden plates, over which a leather tape is wound. Skin and wood, too, with deep signs of aging.
Natural wood board with deep brushing, which complements the image of an ancient sword.