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Title Gothic horseman's axehead
Nationality German
Period 15th century
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This type of horseman's axe, mounted originally on an approximately 20-inch shaft, was that carried by the Teutonic Knights in their crusade against the Baltic pagans in the late 14th/early 15th centuries. It has two splendid armourer's marks at the junction of socket and blade. A truly rare find, especially with the marks.

This ground find has been a little overcleaned. However, the essential dimensions are still clearly visible, despite some damage to the edge and, from the points to the back of the shaft, the axehead measures approximately seven inches. It is now mounted on a stained wooden block.

The alleged provenance is that this came from the battlefield of Tannenberg (1410), the site of the defeat of the Teutonic Knights at the hands of the Poles.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Polearms : German : 15th Century]

testimonials

As always, I'm very happy with the purchase and it makes a nice addition to my small collection.

C S, UK, 04.05.2018

I received the item today, you had packed it well and there were no problems with customs. Overall I was happy with it although the blade was a little bit worse than I had imagined, however thank you for your efforts.

P P, Australia, 09.03.2011

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