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W. Schütz
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PostPosted: Mon 09 Feb, 2015 9:41 am    Post subject: Staffweapon from the Bayerisches Armeemuseum         Reply with quote

Trying to find info about this staffweapon in the Bayerisches Armeemuseum. I have yet to recieve a reply from them about this item so perhapse someone has something on MyA. Is this item published in a cataloge perhapse that ive missed? Trying to find additional photos, info of origin, dimensions like weight, height etc.


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Feb, 2015 4:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't know anything about this specific item, but here's my two cents worth...

The museum looks to have labelled it as a "streitaxt" or "battle axe"... this style is also often referred to as a "mordaxt" or "murder axe", particularly by auction houses. (please excuse any mistranslations)

I have seen a number of very similar weapons attributed to the smith Hans Balthasar Erhardt from Zurich, early 17th century.
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PostPosted: Tue 10 Feb, 2015 10:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes this is a "streitaxt" for sure, and im pretty sure its late 15th/early 16th cen.
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PostPosted: Tue 10 Feb, 2015 11:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

For comparison, here are two axes in Zurich which the museum dates to around 1620. Not exact matches certainly, but the back-spikes in particular are distinctly similar. Many later Swiss polearms manufactured for town armouries mimic earlier styles from the 15th or even 14th century...

Don't mean to be argumentative, as I said, I have no specific information on the Bavarian piece! Wink


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PostPosted: Tue 10 Feb, 2015 11:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's a closer match!

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Feb, 2015 11:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Those are truly similar indeed. So either the one im looking for IS late or it is what the late ones where inspired by.
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