The Trelati Spadone

∴ A Meeting of Three∴

Scowling into your empty cup, you skip the pewter bit between your fingers and wait. A meeting of three, the note said, in its cryptic, spidery scrawl. Three for beginning, middle and end. Mind, body, spirit. Maiden, mother, crone. They would know you, the letter said, by the coin.

You toss the metal disc into the air and catch it, slamming it down on the rough wooden table. A cast image glares back at you: an equilateral triangle, bisected by a sword. A cult? A guild? A secret order?

The second was discovered soon enough – sitting up at the bar, coin peeping conspicuously from between scattered change – though she was none the wiser as to the meaning of the note. She sits across from you now, and you can tell your impatience irks her.

Just as you make up your mind to leave, the door opens. You freeze as a figure pushes through the portico and shakes the snow from his hood.

The man may be remarkable, but it’s his companion your eye is drawn to: a slender greatsword, almost as tall as its wielder, with three fullers lining its blade and, at its centre, two blackened bars reaching down from the cross to create a protective triangle.

And there is no doubt.

∴ Specs ∴

Compulsive yet controversial, this spadone is modelled on an original housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as seen in the image to the right.


The purpose of the unusual bars reaching from the crossguard to the lugs is speculative, though they are likely to offer additional protection during blade – on – blade actions, deflecting the opposing blade further down the quillon.

In recreating the hilt, we brought the bars together in a ring to the rear of the blade. While this addition is partly speculation, it is a plausible structural component, and adds further protection.

Please see our pricing structure for an idea of what a similar sword would cost.

  • Weight: 2850g
  • Total length: 171cm
  • Blade length: 50.5″
  • Blade width: 4cm at base
  • Ricasso length: 15cm
  • Grip length: 34cm
  • Grip and pommel length: 41cm
  • Quillon span: 48cm
  • Point of Balance: 13cm

∴ Notes ∴

The hardwood grip is wrapped in strong linen thread, then finished in black leather. The crossguard, side bars and pommel are oil blackened to a matte finish. The blade has one long fuller, reaching to 1/3 of the blade, and two decorative fullers in the ricasso. The construction is completed with a rounded steel nut.

∴ Gallery ∴

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1 thought on “The Trelati Spadone

  1. I am a knife and sword dealer in south Korea.
    one of my customer found out your company and asked me If I can
    order for him. there for I am questioning.
    is it possible for you to make as a blunt tips and blade?
    also would you let me know the price include shipping pee to
    south Korea?
    also how long it will take for you to ready to ship?
    here is my address.
    postal code :41976
    53-8, Myeongdeok-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Republic of Korea
    thank you for your business and attention.

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