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Title Hauswehr (or rugger)
Nationality German
Period c 1520

This fine example of an early 16th century peasant's side arm is probably South German (or possibly Swiss). The intials 'HH' engraved at the forte almost certainly stand for 'Heilige Hubertus', the peasants' patron saint of hunting.

Examples simply did not survive in this condition. Most of the examples in Swiss museums are ground-dug finds with heavy corrosion to the blades, often missing their grip scales.

The heavy razor sharp 13-inch blade is in excellent condition for its age. The scabbard is an 18th or even 19th century pigskin replacement, shrunk with age.

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

[Edged Weapons : Dirks : German : 16th Century]


I just got my Tiroler shooting badge in the mail today and it looks great, thank you.

K O, USA, 02.04.2015

Excellent information, Chris, you've been making a big effort! I will spell it out more closely (I'm a historian!) and don't think Bezdek can add much more.

A C, Belgium, 26.06.2005