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Tuck (Panzerstecher)

Artist/maker unknown, German or Austrian

Made in the German-speaking lands, Europe

c. 1500-1525

Steel [blade]; blackened iron, wood, canvas, textile [hilt]

Length (Overall): 50 1/4 inches (127.6 cm) Pommel: 2 3/8 × 2 inches (6.1 × 5.1 cm) Width (Quillons): 7 15/16 inches (20.2 cm) Blade: 7/8 × 40 7/8 inches (2.2 × 103.9 cm) Depth (Quillon Block): 7/8 inches (2.3 cm) Weight: 3 pounds 7.6 ounces (1575g)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 349, Arms and Armor, third floor (Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Galleries)

Accession Number:

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

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This 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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