Lot 4310

A rare German two-handed battle sword with heavy single-edged blade, circa 1350 – 1400

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A83aw | Live auction | 414 Lots

Hammer price € 23,000

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Description

Broad, slightly tapered single-edged blade of cuneiform cross-section. Straight, lightly engraved quillons with slightly tapered arms. Sturdy tang with one hole, almost horizontally oval disc pommel and applied rectangular riveted finial. Length 116.5 cm.
Rare battle sword whose heavy blade was able to severely injure even well-protected opponents due to the force of the blow.
The hole in the tang added at a later date suggests that the sword comes from the collection of the Istanbul Arsenal, where many early looted weapons are stored.
Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 416 lots and starts on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 4001 - 4416. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.