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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 123

    A GERMAN MILITARY SABRE (DUSÄGGE)

    LATE 16TH CENTURY

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    A GERMAN MILITARY SABRE (DUSÄGGE)
    LATE 16TH CENTURY
    With flat broad curved blade double-edged towards the point and struck with a pair of 'eyelash' marks and small rosettes on the outer face, iron hilt comprising flat vertically recurved quillons with engraved spatulate tips, solid half-basket guard joined to the knuckle-guard by an S-shaped diagonal bar, a single slender rounded arm projecting on the leading side and joined to both the rear quillon and thumb-ring by an inner diagonal, rectangular pommel of flattened pyramidal form, and the grip retaining its original leather binding over cord (patches of light pitting)
    28¾in (73cm) blade


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    Infantry sabres of this type are frequently refered to as Sinclairsabel, of which many were imported into Norway by Christian IV of Denmark and Norway. Others are found in a wide number of preserved German and Austrian arsenals, including that at Graz in Styria.

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