German Hunting Sword, 18th C
Cast and chased brass hilt retaining approximately 70% of its original gilding; featuring single down-turned shell guard and knuckle bow with integral reverse quillon; the knuckle bow attached to the pommel. Raised shell motif in the decoration and sleeping dogs on the pommel. Lovely rich brown two-piece horn grip; original thick felt blade washer. Slightly curved 23" single-edged blade with broad full-length fuller and 6" false edge; remains of engraved design (lightly pitted). Quality sword, showing age and use. The blade has been sharpened. Overall length 28 ½".
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