A Composite Back-Sword
Lot 167
A Composite Back-Sword
Sold for £750 (US$ 1,260) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Composite Back-Sword
Basically Early 17th Century
With slightly curved broad single-edged blade cut with two fullers along the back for most of its length on each side, the forte on one side crudely etched with a bird at a later date, iron hilt comprising recurved guard bent up to form a knuckle-guard with lobed terminal, and bent down to form a rear quillon with ring terminal, hollow flattened globular pommel pierced through with a hole, and leather-covered grip set with dome-headed brass nails and four longitudinal iron straps (three missing) retained by a brass ferrule at the top and bottom (some light pitting overall)
80.3 cm. blade
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