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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Swords

South German military sword

Description:

This early 17th century military sword was once a weapon used by those who served in Munich's Town Guard. It has a blued-steel, swept hand guard that covers the lower part of the hilt and comes over onto the ricasso - an area often 'pinched' by the wielder for extra control -offering protection for the unarmoured hand.

 

The sturdy hollow-ground blade is marked with the letters S/T crowned, which was the mark of Munich bladesmith Wolfgang Stantler.

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000541
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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