Post by Jack Loomes on Sept 10, 2013 11:30:52 GMT
With broad tapering double-edged blade with two deep fullers over nearly its entire length on both sides converging towards the point and forming a narrow medial ridge, hilt comprising slightly arched quillons of tapering diamond section drawn-out to a point over the forte on each side and with rectangular tips, later leather-covered grip, large faceted wheel pommel with deep circular recess on each side, one recess retaining its flint inlay, and prominent integral diamond-shaped button
82 cm. blade, 100 cm. overall
Sold for £23,750 inc. premium
Provenance: Acquired from the dealer Castello, Copenhagen, July 1962
Literature: Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 67, pp. 8, 55, 88 and 89, figs. 10, 23 and frontispiece.
See also this extract of Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword