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This beautiful German longsword dates to around 1430, and was the ceremonial sword of the Elector Count Friedrich the Warlike of Saxony. Apart from the exquisite ornamentation, it is also exceptional for its rock-crystal pommel. In the centre of this pommel is the Count's coat of arms. The sword features the chape so common to the first third of the 15thC, though the grip binding may be a more recent addition. The scabbard is original and features detailed relief work and enamelling. On the blade can be seen the famous running wolf.
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