Etched German Glaive
- Dated: Mid-16th Century
- Dimensions: Length of metal 19 ½”, overall 88”
With broad falchion-like blade with cutting-edge drawn out to a point at the bottom, etched at a later date on one side with foliated panels within ropework borders containing a Landsnechkt on horse, a female figure playing a lute.
There are also depicted a helmeted naked female figure holding a chalice and a sword, and on the other with a ship, a seated male figure playing a harp, and a naked female figure holding a flaming torch in one hand and a horn in the other.
The glaive has integral circular socket mounts and side-straps decorated with original etched foliated strapwork; on original wooden staff of circular section (lower two thirds replaced with detachable bolt).
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