sword; small

Production date
18th Century
Description
Mid eighteenth century small sword with tapering triangular blade, copper hilt with traces of gilding. The double shell guard is well chiselled with mounted knights and scroll pattern, knucklebow and ovoid pommel. The handgrip is wire bound between silver(?) bands. Incomplete - knucklebow and blade tip broken.
Such swords were used for fencing.
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Production date
18th Century
Measurement type, part and reading
Dimensions:0 - Whole:L 67cm (L 2' 2 3/8")
Accession number
1984-037-001

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