Featuring broad central blade of flattened-diamond section formed with two large basal
lugs, etched ‘CAROLUS’ above the crowned Imperial double eagle, a trophy-of arms
enclosing the inscription “CONSTANTIA ET FORTITUDINE” on one face, the other with
the inscription “WO LIEB UND TREU IN EINEN LAND BENIMBIDE FEIND DIE OBER
HAND” over the date “1732″, and a trophy-of-arms with a central panel depicting a fortress.
Molded tapering socket with a pair of straps; mounted on a later wooden haft with green
textile tassel. Length of metal 28″; overall 84″. Price includes shipping in the contiguous
USA, the cost of which has doubled since Covid!
Charles VI (1 October, 1685 – 20 October, 1740) of the Royal Hapsburgs reigned from
1711 until his death. His failure to provide a living male heir ultimately led to the War of the
Austrian Succession, which plagued his successor, Maria Theresa, for eight years.