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Old 5th April 2009, 04:15 PM   #15
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Re: The Katzbalger: almost all original Katzbalger blades have a few short fullers at the forte and at least one long central fuller running until shortly above the tip.

The hand and a half sword, which is actually an estoc, can be dated to ca. 1525-30; its grip and pommel show the characteristic roped design and much original bluing, the two iron bands on the grip do not belong originally.

Michael
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