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Old 25th March 2009, 04:37 PM   #64
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Default An Important Landsknecht Katzbalger Saber, Southern Germany, ca. 1545

Now that the auction is over I can post this fine piece which a friend of mine acquired for his collection with a little help from myself.

The catalog description called it 'composite' but we think that the blade and hilt are contemporary. Also we do not think that the grip ever had a wire binding as no traces of it can be seen on the leather.

Michael
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