17th-Century Ukrainian Hetman Mace
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At once menacing and intriguing, this 17th-century mace, or bulava, was the weapon of choice for the hetman, or military officer of the highest rank. With military and ceremonial uses, this bludgeon is distinguished by a striking-head with seven hand-soldered semicircular flanges. Intricate engraving and chiseling covers these blade-like projections and extends down the mace's fire-silvering shaft. Military weaponry is among the most highly desirable areas of collecting today. To find a piece of such incredible history and rarity in such wonderful condition is truly extraordinary.