Very Fine Steel-hilted European Officer's Campaign Rapier Sword Ca.1690
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Very Fine Steel-hilted European Officer's Campaign Rapier Sword Ca.1690 :
This very uncommon field officer's battle sword dates to the last third of the 17th century. It is mounted with a nice 77 cm. long stout blade with gold-filled incised decorations on both sides of the forte. The chiseled and pierced work on the shell guard is quite good. Original steel wire-wrapping survives on the grip. Shell guard has loosened up with time, as is often the case with this type of hilt construction. The sword has a pleasing uniform patina.
A very good, honest fighting-grade officer's sword from the late ANTIQUE WEAPONS AND BOOKS ON ARMS AND WWW.SAILORINSADDLE.COM
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