Origin: Germany, France (?), about 1750.
Single-edged, slightly curved blade with false edge and back point. On both faces decorated - engraved scene with girl and boy sitting together, picture in rectangular frame, below inscription in French: LA PREUVE D'AMOUR (proof of love), decor in typical 18th c. manner.
Cross guard made of hand-chased and engraved bronze in the shape of the bird (head missing), shows a nice dark patina. Chiseled and engraved bronze ring between grip plates and cross guard is in one piece with tape between grip plates. Light horn grip plates are fixed to the blade with four steel rivets ended with bronze hemispheres.
Total length – 62,5 cm, blade’s length 50,8 cm, width – 33 mm, thickness – 7 mm.
CONDITION REPORT. Overall very good condition. Blade with minor traces of corrosion. Hilt in very good condition with nice, natural patina on metal parts. Part of the cross guard missing. Half of the leather spacer between hilt and blade survived. Scabbard missing.
"Kardok" by Jozsef Lugosi & Ferenc Temesvari Figure: 150-153.
“Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”,” George Neumann, page 335.
”Swords & Blades of the American Revolution”, George Neumann, page 93.
Keywords: sword, saber, sabre, Sabel, szabla, szablya, glaive, Dolch, hanger,