Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
I regret not being able to offer the 'real thing' but hope that two similar, though heavily stylized, quillon finials on Landsknecht swords will provide a bit of additional backup information (the painting dated 1452, the sword ca. 1530).
Please cf. my thread
If my scanner were not on strike I would post very similar gryhon quillons from a (composite) Landsknecht sword illustrated in Heinz R. Uhlemann: Kostbare Blankwaffen aus dem Deutschen Klingenmuseum Solingen
, 1968, p. 49.