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Mark A Smith




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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jun, 2010 1:39 pm    Post subject: For Sale: Early 18th Century Spanish Sword         Reply with quote

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Early 18th Century Spanish Sword
$550 plus shipping. Paypal adds 3%

A one-piece brass grip with a basket guard, engraved with a large R surmounted with a crown in the center of the shell- the hallmark of the Royal Toledo Armoury in the late 1600s to early 1700s. A large A is to the right on the hilt. The hilt is definitely a military style.

Faint engravings can still be seen on the blade, a jumping deer, Celtic-like knotwork, and a spray similar to a fleur-de-lys, but with five leaves above and below. The blade has a shallow center fuller that begins 4 inches from the hilt and continue almost to the tip. Another sharp, narrow fuller follows the spine parallel to the first fuller but leaves off 2/3 of the way down the blade.

There is a distinct possibility that the blade and hilt were not original to each other as the blade has hunting themes and the hilt is a military style, but if this is so they were combined long ago. The blade is tight in the hilt and the peening on the pommel shows a patina consistent with the age of the sword.

Overall length: 32 Blade length: 27 Blade width at top: 1 Blade Thickness at top: . Balance point: 2 inches from the hilt.

A brass grip similar to this was identified as coming from a Spanish wreck in the early 1700s.[/b]



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Blade Detail showing Fler-de-ly-like pattern

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