Rare English Silver-Hilted Smallsword, ca. 1680


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Silver hilt cast and chased with fruit between borders of petals, including knuckle-guard,
rear quillon (expertly repaired), globular pommel with button, and single side ring enclosing
a plate pierced and engraved with flowering foliage. Knuckle guard with monster head
hooked into the pommel and stamped with maker’s mark “FW”. The grip bound with
alternating single strand and twisted silver wire and finished with Turks’ heads top and
bottom. Unmarked single-edged 27 3/4″ blade with triangular spine and broad full-length
single fuller. Blade bright, with scattered light pitting and tiny edge nicks. Quillon repair
visible only on reverse face. Overall length 33″.