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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Swords

German Zweihänder

Period:
17th Century
Description:

This large two-handed sword was created in the second half of the 17th century, it was most likely used in a ceremonial or representative role with some ceremonial zweihänder weighing as much as 10 pounds, the equivalent to a large sack of potatoes.

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000079
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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