Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Corporal Halberd

  • Dated: circa 1660
  • Measurements: head length: 57 cm
  • Carried by the guards of the Elector Johann Georg II of Saxony

Made of iron, the halberd has a “flamed”, double-edged blade with central ridge on both sides. It is etched and gilded with the monogram of the Elector Johann Georg II of Saxony (1656-1680) in a wreath of leaves, on both sides. On the head there is a leaf with doubly curved edge finished with a flamed lumbar spine. Between blade and spine, on both sides stays the Saxon coat of arms with the electoral hat, gold-plated.

Source: Copyright © 2013 Fischer Kunst und Antiquitätenauktionen

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