European, 14th-15th century. 14 1/2” height with wedge section blade curved to a return and tapered tang. Excavated with losses sound stable surface. War sickles were stocked in town and castle arsenals in Germany and Switzerland. They were used to arm the populace when attack was threatening. Contrary to some reports, they were not farm tools brought to battle by farmers.

Stock Number: FNS1290

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