Antique European Sword, 17th Century
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Antique, circa 1640 European sword with a slightly curved single-edged blade back - edged towards the point and with a narrow fuller bordering the back on each face. A steel hilt comprised of a half-basket guard of slender rounded bars, comprising a heart-shaped side ring on the outside, framing a convex steel plate pierced with a series of small circular holes, and joined to the pommel by an outer hand-guard corresponding to the knuckle-guard, and linked together by a diagonal, short downcurved rear quillon swelling at the tip, a steel globular pommel engraved at the rear with the number "29 ", retaining the original wooden grip and leather scabbard.
CONDITION: The sword is in good condition considering its age except for minor pitting to the blade and the steel hilt has a crack in the wooden grip.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 81 cm (31 ¾ inches).
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- Militaria & Weapons
- 17th century
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