Lot 1415 - A194 Arms & Armour Col. Sigrist - Thursday, 24. September 2020, 05.00 PM

BILL HOOK

Swiss, ca. 1600. So-called "Schwendtgertel", Lucerne, 1st model.
Rectangular blade, single-edged, the center of the back with a large spike. The blade ends at the tip, with an angled projection. Smith's mark "six-pointed star", the rear of the plate with a large "L" in Gothic script for Lucerne. Solid, round socket with two shaft springs. Original octagonal shaft, punched owner's mark "LUZERN" (Lucerne Armoury Collection).
L 173 cm.

Provenance:
- Collection M. Sigrist, Lucerne.

Extremely rare. In 1615, the Lucerne Arsenal listed 36 "Schwendtgertel". A "pioneer tool" that could also be used as a weapon.
Cf. E.A.Gessler, J.Meyer-Schnyder, Katalog der Historischen Sammlungen im Rathause in Luzern (1912), p. 46, Nos. 2027-214. Wegeli, Stangenwaffen, Bernisches Hist. Museum, 1939, pp.191-192, Nos.1884-1888. Ex Auction-Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, 28th/30th June 6.2001, No. 36, Plate 62.

CHF 1 400 / 2 000

€ 1 230 / 1 750

Sold for CHF 3 250 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.