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Auction Date: April 21, 2013

Lot 3341: Massive Zweihander Style Processional Sword

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Massive Zweihander Style Processional Sword
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,500
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Serial #Massive Zweihander Style Processional Sword ManufacturerNone ModelNone
TypeOther Gauge Catalog Page132
Barrel Finish Grip
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DescriptionMeasuring 93 inches overall, with a 68 1/2 inch wavy blade, fitted with a pair of upturned 13 inch wide parrying hooks, and a stitched black leather ricasso cover. The hilt is equipped with a set of 8 inch wide upturned guard arms, a 24 inch spiked cross guard with double guard rings on each side, turned hardwood grip with brass tacked leather cover and a round quillion. Overall the weapon weighs 26 pounds. Provenance: The William Ashby Collection

ConditionFine, with a mixed dark gray patina overall, showing a few areas of brown, scattered handling marks and mild pitting. The leather is fine, with some shrinkage and holes in the ricasso wrap, and mild scuffs overall. All of the furniture is rock solid on the blade. A guaranteed conversation starter, mostly of conversations starting with "look at the size of that thing!"
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