Cross–hilt sword, 1600–1625, England & Germany. Iron, silver, wood, copper alloy, steel, & gold; L. overall 39 1/4 in., L. blade 30 1/4 in., Wt. 2 lbs. 6 1/2 oz.. This rare and finely made sword comprises a silver-decorated cross-hilt by a London silversmith or cutler and a richly etched and gilded blade by the bladesmith Clemens Horn of Solingen, Germany. It represents a style that was fashionable in England in the early seventeenth century and is associated with the court of King James I.