I just came across this on Peter Finer's website:


It's described as "a rare German sword of justice, circa 1740". It is accompanied by it's original leather-covered wooden scabbard, and there are photos of the back showing the stitching. It looks like a lipped seam closed with a runing stitch and burnished down.

Interestingly it looks a lot like the leather cover goes over the top of the chape at the tip of the scabbard.

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Full view, front. Scaled down.

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Full view, back. Scaled down.

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Chape, front. Original size.

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Chape, back. Original size.