A Two-Hand Sword Mid-16th Century, German Or Italian. With long tapering double-edged blade with central fuller on each side flanked by further fullers over the long tapering ricasso, the latter with a pair of beak-shaped side-lugs, iron hilt comprising long straight slender quillons of faceted circular section swelling towards the tips, rectangular quillon-block drawn-out to a sharp point on each side, large oval side-rings en suite with the quillons and each with central swelling, large faceted globular pommel with compressed button, and swelling spirally-grooved wooden grip covered in black leather (split, leather incomplete, minor worming) retained by cusped ferrules above and below (some pitting overall).
127 cm. blade
Sold for £6,960 (AU$ 11,916) inc. premium
Footnotes: Believed to have been found in a cottage in Ireland