Lot 215
Massive Antique German "Zweihander" Great Sword
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
17th -19th century, the straight two-edged blade is deeply stamped with a maker or arsenal mark, two possible armorial shields are impressed in the leather sheathing above; two parry rings sport medallions conforming to the design of the iron guard's oversize quillons; the sword's leather grip is studded throughout with raised iron bosses; the pommel has additional floral decoration.

Blade 39 in. free of leather; LOA 73 in. (185.42 cm)

10.2 lbs.

From the Collection of Tony & Linda Bakker, Charleston, SC

Iron elements enjoy a deep old smooth patina with minimal oxidation or pitting; the leather with crazing, splits, and losses.

$1,000 - 3,000