Two-hander, anonymous, 1400 - 1600

Two-hander, anonymous, 1400 - 1600

iron (metal), l c.207.5cm × w 46cm More details

This sword has an exceptionally long blade and may have been an actual fighting sword. A strong and well-trained soldier who fought with such a large sword received double pay and was thus known by the German term Doppelsöldner (double soldier). Leather would have originally been wound around the sword’s wooden grip. The quillons underneath the handle were originally straight.

On display in room 0.12

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