Hand-and-a-Half Sword

Artist/maker unknown, German or Austrian

Geography:
Made in the German-speaking lands, Europe

Date:
c. 1525-1550

Medium:
Steel [blade]; blackened iron, wood [hilt]; leather replaced

Dimensions:
Overall: 10 3/8 x 45 11/16 inches (26.3 x 116.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

* Gallery 249, Arms and Armor, second floor (Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Galleries)

Accession Number:
1977-167-550

Credit Line:
Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977

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Label:
Only the end of the blade has a cutting edge on both sides, in the manner of hunting swords, suggesting that this example might have been intended for the same purpose.


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