A classic renaissance side arm for Swiss and Germans from around the year 1500.
The guard is in steel with an oiled yew grip and has that characteristic upturned form, turning exactly the way you would not expect it to.
The blade is broad and strong and is 53cm/21" long - half sword, half dagger. It is housed in a double layer veg tan sheath that is embellished with stamped decoration and finished with a bronze chape.
Overall length 68cm/26.5"
Blade length 53cm/21"
Grip length 11cm/4.25"
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