Arms and Armour Online Auction

June 23, 2011

LOT 25

Lot 25

German Executioner’s Sword, late 16th/early 17th century

German Executioner’s Sword, late 16th/early 17th century
Lot 25 Details
German Executioner’s Sword, late 16th/early 17th century

the broad blade with slight taper to rounded tip, both sides cut with shallow fuller and with engraved mounted figures and further ornaments, shaped straight crossguard, leather covered wooden grip bound with gilt wire and steel studs to spherical steel pommel
length 42.25" — 107.3 cm.

Estimate $800-$1,200

Realised: $960
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Property from the collection of Harrison M. Scheak, Toronto


Also known as a ‘Sword of Justice’


wear to engraving and chips to blade edge, minor loss to grip wire

LOT 25

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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