23. A NORTH ITALIAN SHORT SWORD, EARLY 17TH CENTURY

Origin: Northern Italy.
Dating to early 17th century. Length - 84,6 cm.
Blade: straight double-edged blade of diamond section, with one narrow fuller going along 1/3 of the blade. Marked with four X stamps close to the hilt and cross 2 cm from the fuller’s end, both sides. Length of the blade - 68,3 cm, width - 2,9 cm.
Hilt: iron crossguard with round ends bent towards the blade. Hand guard in shape of shell, decorated with geometric ornaments, and going into a narrow knuckle guard connected with cone-shape pommel, decorated with geometric ornament. Wooden grip wrapped with iron wire, ending with “Turk’s heads” in lower and upper ends. Width of the crossguard - 16,2 cm.
Scabbard: absent.
Condition report: sword after professional restoration. Some places quite strongly affected by corrosion, but cleaned. Pitting on all metal parts besides the wire on hilt.

Sale No 10167

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28 March 2017 20:00

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Estimate 1500-2000 EUR

2ND AUCTION: MILITARIA – ANTIQUES - COLLECTIBLES,

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