German Hand-And-A-Half Sword
- Dated: circa 1580
- Culture: Saxon
- Measurements: Length: 125.5 cm / 49.4 inches
With broad double-edged blade, of flattened oval section, inlaid with a latten orb and cross mark within the short fuller on one side of the forte, this sword has a ricasso with incised borders struck with three unidentified maker’s marks on both sides.
The blackened steel hilt comprising conical-shaped pommel, have side-rings and counter guards with straight quillons having spatulate tips and button terminals and shagreen covered grip of tapering oval section covered with leather above the shoulder.
Source: © Peter Finer