An Unusual Hand-And-A-Half Sword

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Lot 62
An Unusual Hand-And-A-Half Sword
North European, First Half Of The 16th Century

Sold for £ 2,400 (US$ 3,021) inc. premium
An Unusual Hand-And-A-Half Sword
North European, First Half Of The 16th Century
In excavated condition, with broad double-edged blade cut with three narrow central fullers over nearly its entire length on each side, the iron hilt comprising a figure-eight shaped guard made of a single slender tapering circular-section bar in the form of a snake bent round upon itself, flat sharply tapering tang, and large rounded pommel with separate rosette-shaped brass button: mounted on a wooden stand with perspex retaining catches (2)
92.5 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    From the River Meuse at Roermond in 1973, according to a brass plaque attached to the stand

    The guard is reminiscent of the form found on the well-known type of Landsknecht sword called a 'Katzbalger'
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