Edged Weapons

Mid 17th Century Transitional Sword

A mid 17th century transitional sword, iron hilt with knuckle bow and side bar formed with spiral twist central knops with globular leaf decorated swellings each side, globular spiral twist teriminal to quillion, pommel globular with spiral twist decoration reminiscent of mortuary swords, original copped wire bound grip terminating in turks heads, slim shallow diamond section blade, forte with a series of staggered depressions each decorated with latten letters "WADVHVS" all between a wavey line in latten. \Blade 755mm long.


In excellent condition for age with attractive dark patina.


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