Early to Mid 16th High status Bauernwehr with 3 by-knives and pricker

High status Bauernwehr with 3 by-knives and pricker in a highly tooled and decorated leather sheath. Early to Mid 16thC based on a piece shown in 'The First Book of Fashion".

The main knife has steel bolsters and nagel which is lined with a brass ring, antler and horn scales and a double fullered blade.  3 by-knives all with incised steel bolsters.  All 4 knives come with antler grips and filework to the spine.  Every surface of the black leather sheath is decorated with caving incising or stamping.  Would suit a very rich merchant or nobleman.

Blade length: 41cm/16"

Grip length: 10cm/4"

Overall length: 54cm/21.5"





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