London, South Kensington
12 July 2000
A German Two-Hand Processional Sword
Late 16th Century
With broad double-edged blade struck with a shield-shaped mark on each side of the ricasso below the downcurved side-lugs, iron hilt with arched spatulate quillons, double oval side-rings on each side, associated spirally fluted pommel, and two-stage leather-covered grip studded with nails
48½in. (123.2cm.) blade
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The mark appears on a similar two-hand sword in the Historical Museum in Bern. See R. Wegeli, Inventar der Waffensammlung des Bernischen Historischen Museums in Bern, II, 1929, p. 54, no. 231
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