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Purchased at Sotheby's 5 July 1965, Lot 94.

Physical Description

Tapering wooden haft of ractangular section cased in steel, small head with square hammer face drawn to points at the corners, short rear fluke and belt hook.


Dimensions: Overall length: 632 mm (24 7/8 in) Weight: 1110 g (2 lb 7 oz)


Places Germany

Bibliographic References

Dorling Kindersley, Weapon. A visual history of arms & armour, Dorling Kindersley Ltd, London, 2006, pp. 136-7 (col. illus., 4th from top of p. 137).

Kelly de Vries and Robert D. Smith, Weapons and warefare. An illustrated history of their impact, Santa Barbara Ca, ABC Clio, 2007, p. 285 (illus.) (full length view).


Label in Tower Renaissance Gallery (dismantled 1996) dated it to 'c.1540-1550'.


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