An officer's walloon hilted broadsword
Lot 3049
An officer's walloon hilted broadsword
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£1,200 - 1,800
Lot Details
An officer's walloon hilted broadsword
second half 17th century
Broad, straight 30 inch blade having two nearly full-length fullers, the uppermost further dividing in two 8 inches above the hilt; lower section engraved on each side with scrollwork, strapwork and panoply of arms. Steel hilt comprising asymetrical bilobate guard, the outer side engraved with scrollwork; inner shell with thumb ring; outer shell with exterior branch joined to the knucklebow by scrolling branches, both screwed to the engraved, ovoid pommel. Grip with what appears to be the original steel wire wrap.
Condition: Metal has been lightly cleaned and shows a mottled grey patina some minor pitting and a few small nicks to edge of blade, the point possibly reshaped.
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