European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Tuck (Panzerstecher)Made in the German-speaking lands, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, German or Austrian
Steel [blade]; blackened iron, wood, canvas, textile [hilt]
1977-167-555Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977
LabelThis sword was intended exclusively for piercing armor. It has a long grip for thrusting with two hands, and its long blade is triangular in cross-section for maximum rigidity.
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