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Glaive
  • Glaive
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1555 or later
  • Iron or steel
  • Length: 59.5 cm, blade
    Width: 8.5 cm, at greatest
    Weight: 2.33 kg
  • A940
  • European Armoury I
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  • Glaive, similar in form and decoration to A939. The head is slightly shorter, and the arms of the Archduke Ferdinand of Styria are much defaced; the staff at one time has been painted.

    German, about 1600-15.