A Very Rare German Boar-Sword (Schwein-Degen)

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Lot 163
A Very Rare German Boar-Sword (Schwein-Degen)
Early 16th Century

£ 9,000 - 12,000
US$ 12,000 - 16,000
A Very Rare German Boar-Sword (Schwein-Degen)
Early 16th Century
With straight slender blade of oblong section hollow-ground along each side towards the broad ricasso of flattened hexagonal section, rectangular piercing for the cross-bar, the latter of circular section with turned moulding and sharply hooked terminal on each side, and swelling double-edged point of flattened diamond section, hilt comprising straight quillons of circular section widening towards the tips, stopper-shaped pommel surmounted by a blunt spike on a diamond-shaped washer, and original tapering cord-bound wooden grip covered in blackened leather (old rust patination overall)
104.7 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Jagdschloß Cumberland, the royal Hanoverian hunting lodge

    Literature:
    Dr. Onno Klopp et al, Schloss Seiner Königl. hoheit des herzogs von Cumberland, herzogs zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg., 1890, Gruppe X, 284

    For a similar sword in the Deutsches Jagdmuseum, Munich, see H.L. Blackmore, Hunting Weapons, 1971, pl. no. 5; and another in the R.T. Gwynn Collection, Christie's London, 24 April 2001, lot 48
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A Very Rare German Boar-Sword (Schwein-Degen)
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