Antique Sword Spanish Colonial Espada Ancha
Authentic antique 18th century circa 1750 Spanish Colonial sword "Espada Ancha" from New Spain. Details: A hand chiseled with scrolling foliage D-shaped steel hilt comprised of a knuckle bow, short quillon, and down turned shell guard, with a sturdy straight single-edged tapering blade decorated on both sides with engraved floral ornaments. The Espada Ancha was used during the American revolutionary war and was carried by the soldiers of the American infantry, most of whom were recruited from the local southern states population where the sword was common. References: a) Battle Weapons of the American Revolution by George C. Neumann page 315 figs 35. b) Spanish Military Weapons in Colonial America 1700-1821 by Sidney B. Brinckerhoff & Pierce A. Chamberlain, page 74- 78. Overall length: 59 cm (23 1/4 in). Condition: Absence of the wooden insert of the grip, otherwise in a good and untouched condition.
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