Late 17th C Officer’s Sword, French or German


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Steel hilt featuring oval side ring with central chiseled decoration, filled with an inserted
plate finely pierced and chiseled with foliage and birds. Single quillon with downturned
acorn finial. Knuckle bow chiseled ensuite and joining the ovoid pommel with button.
Original spirally carved wood grip (possibly ebony). Broad 26 1/8″ double-edged blade of
flattened diamond section with long oval-section ricasso, retaining traces of an engraved
design. Very good condition, the metal cleaned and showing patches of light pitting.
Overall length 31 5/8″ (80.3 cm).