A Composite German Hand-And-A-Half Sword

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Lot 160
A Composite German Hand-And-A-Half Sword
First Quarter Of The 16th Century

Sold for £ 2,250 (US$ 2,832) inc. premium
A Composite German Hand-And-A-Half Sword
First Quarter Of The 16th Century
With broad double-edged blade (some pitting) incised with a running wolf and orb and cross mark (originally latten-filled) within the fuller over each face of the forte, hilt comprising tapering quillons of circular section each spirally-fluted over half their length to the tip, large written stopper-shaped pommel (button replaced), and bottle-shaped grip covered in brown leather
89 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • For a related sword in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and formerly in the Bashford Dean and Theodore Offerman Collections, see C. Otto v. Kienbusch, The Kretzschmar Von Kienbusch Collection of Armor And Arms, 1963, p. 159, no. 334, pl. XCVII
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