Its really hard to tell with these types of swords, they were used for such a long time. I owned a Gio Kneght Bilboa and I too wondered about the age. Mine was marked the same and I guessed my sword to be around 1750's to 1780's. One clue to the age of these swords is the pommel. This one has an earlier pommel type - round. Mine was urn shaped and as such a bit newer. There were several Kneghts who were armourers and to muddy the waters a bit more, there were a couple Johannes Kneghts, two of which that I know of who used the spelling Gio. I would say that he has the age correct. I've dealt with him before and had great service. I would purchase from him again.
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