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Bastard Sword

  • Dated: 1563
  • Measurements: overall length 123cm, handle 22cm, weight approximately 1.44kg

Featuring the coat of arms of the Holstein family of Reventlow, the sword was part of a collection of weapons which was sold in Denmark, Gaunö in 1930. The handle has a wood grip with leather wrap and an interesting Octahedron shaped pommel.

The guard is a set of flattened quillons (23.5 cm wide) curving downwards and have spatulated ends. The blade also has a single fuller on either side and is inscribed with "Durch Gott und seine Gnad das Glück erhoff ich" and on the other side “alle Stund und Augenblick”, plus “AD 1563”

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