Silver Inlaid Broadsword with Flamboyant Blade, ca. 1660

Silver Inlaid Broadsword with Flamboyant Blade, ca. 1660

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Silver Inlaid Broadsword with Flamboyant Blade, ca. 1660
Silver Inlaid Broadsword with Flamboyant Blade, ca. 1660
Silver Inlaid Broadsword with Flamboyant Blade, ca. 1660
Silver Inlaid Broadsword with Flamboyant Blade, ca. 1660
Silver Inlaid Broadsword with Flamboyant Blade, ca. 1660
Silver Inlaid Broadsword with Flamboyant Blade, ca. 1660
Silver Inlaid Broadsword with Flamboyant Blade, ca. 1660
Silver Inlaid Broadsword with Flamboyant Blade, ca. 1660

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Hilt of "Walloon" style, typical of the second half of the 17th C, with asymmetrical side rings, each filled with a pierced plate; knucklebow with curving bar attached to each side ring and to the spherical pommel with button. Pommel, side rings, and plates engraved in geometric and figure-eight pattern and filled with silver (some losses). Grip with twisted wire binding and braided silver turks heads. Straight 31 1/2" flamboyant blade with 7" central fuller, stamped "FRANCISCO" one side and "RUIS EN TOLEDO" other side. Attractive and unusual style of sword we have never before encountered. Overall length 37 1/4".

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  • Reference #
  • SB1145
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Militaria & Weapons
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • ca. 1660
  • Country of Origin
  • North European
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  • Condition
  • VG

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