Antique Hungarian or Polish Magnat Sword
Authentic antique 19th century Austro Hungarian Nobleman's sword made in the manner of the 17th century Polish-Hungarian Magnate sword. Most of these types of swords were made for Hungarian and Polish Aristocracy in Krakow, Budapest, and Vienna, this particular one was made in Budapest by Pacholek. Details: A brass hilt made from several elements of Eastern European style decorated on the crossguard and the pommel with a sculptured head of a warrior with a grip engraved with scrolls. A broad single edged curved blade with fuller etched on both sides with trophies, flowers, and foliage, and signed on the ricasso "Pacholek Budapest". The blade is well balanced and is still very sharp. The sword comes with its original royal blue velvet covered wooden scabbard with large brass mounts decorated in repousee and a deeply hand chiseled design of foliage and scrolls. Condition: Some small nicks from combat on the edge of the blade, the velvet on the upper part of the back of the scabbard is torn. MEASUREMENTS: overall length with the scabbard: 98.5 cm (38 3/4inches), length of the blade: 83cm (32 5/8inches) width of blade at widest point: 3,5cm (1 3/8 inches).
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