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One-Handed All-Steel Flail

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Start price: $600

Estimated price: $900 - $1,200

Buyer's premium: 25%

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Europe, Probably German or Polish, heavy all-steel one handed flail in the (style of the 15th C.) with a heavy spiked steel ball and chain with solid steel shaft. 33" L, pole 16" L, mace 5 1/2" L

Depicted in art as a quintessential medieval weapon of nearly all European armies, spiked ball and chain are extremely rare and few examples other than 19th c. variants exist and often represented with a wood shaft all-steel examples are far less common.