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A GERMAN MILITARY BROAD SWORD

EARLY 17TH CENTURY

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A GERMAN MILITARY BROAD SWORD
Early 17th Century
With broad double-edged blade tapering to a rounded tip and struck with a serpent mark on both sides at the forte, iron hilt of flattened bars comprising down-turned asymmetrical quillons, knuckle-guard and centrally divided side-ring, flattened pierced lobated pommel and wire-bound moulded grip with 'Turk's heads'.
30¼in (77cm)
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium

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A version of the serpent mark is attributed to the bladesmith Andrea Ferrara.

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