Execution Sword

This is not a weapon of war but is still an instrument of death. The condemned did not prostrate themselves on the block as they would have done if the tool used by the executioner was an axe. Rather they would be blindfolded and would kneel upright in front of the executioner (sometimes holding a cross). There are records of several people from noble families (such as Anne Boleyn) avoiding the clumsy chops of the axe by paying for specialist foreign swordsmen to carry out the deed.
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Peter Munich
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blade 807mm, hilt 230mm
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