European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Hand-and-a-Half SwordMade in the German-speaking lands, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, German or Austrian
Steel [blade]; blackened iron, wood [hilt]; leather replaced
1977-167-550Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977
LabelOnly 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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