German Hunting Sword, Mid 17th C
Iron hilt formed of flattened bars, featuring small shell guard, forward and reverse down- turned quillons with expanded finials, and knuckle bow inserted into the stag grip with flat pommel cap. Straight single-edged 21 ½" blade (pitted) with engraved foliage and stag (worn) on upper third. Blade riveted through the stag grip with 5 rivets. Early hunting sword in good original condition. Overall length 26".
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