State Glaive (Cousa) for the Guard of Maximilian II of Austria. Artist/maker unknown, Southern German or Austrian. Made for the "Hartschiere" guard of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II, ruled 1564 - Dated
Couteau de Brèche Date: ca. 1500 Culture: French Medium: Steel, wood (beech) Dimensions: L. of head 24 in.