Exhibit 19


Gothic sword

The high medieval knight´s sword was the main and significant arm of the knight, its use in the battle was however quite limited – it was rather used in duels of two dubbed knights; for the battle scrum the knights chose rather shorter and more vigorous arms, such as axes, long maces, battle hammers, that were even more frequent in connection with plated armour. However, such a sword belonged to the standard weaponry of the members of the Teutonic Order as well as that of a Polish or Bohemian nobleman.