Date of the Auction:
March 01, 2019 10:00 am PST

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Lot:19 , Massive 16th - 17th C. German or Italian Hand and a Half - Two Handed Bastard Sword

Description:
Massive 16th - 17th C. German or Italian Hand and a Half - Two Handed Bastard Sword. Massive example of an early European bastard sword, typically designed for hand a half grip, this one having a huge pommel making it suitable for full two handed combat operation. Original leather covered wooden grip with oversized steel cross-guard and pommel. Wearing a broad double-edged blade having a large fuller on each side running nearly the entire length of the blade. Lower ricasso with partially worn makers mark on one side. An outstanding weapon showing nice outfit patina throughout with evidence of timely battles to both sides of the cross-guard and several battle marks to the edge. Overall length 45 3/4". Blade length 35 1/4"

Estimate: $4500-$6500

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