Antique Swords, Rapiers, Broadswords, Pole Arms, Guns, and Armour
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German Horseman’s Broadsword, 2nd Half 17th C
Very scarce spiral grip of cast pewter (wear and abrasions), the hilt formed of relatively
crudely forged iron bars forming a knucklebow and side bar with diagonal bar
connecting, thumb ring on reverse. Down-curved single quillon with knob
finial. Two large side rings with inserted iron plates, each pierced with a
pattern of round holes. The ovoid pommel accepts the two screwed guard bars.
Hexagonal-section double edged 31 1/4" blade with short single fuller each
side, incised with cabalistic numbers “1414" and Solingen Running Wolf mark.
Painted inventory number on ricasso. Iron parts showing much use and great age, with dark black-brown patina.
Blade with several shallow edge nicks and light pitting, with matching dark patina. Similar
swords are pictured in Neumann’s “Swords and Blades of the American
Revolution”. Overall length 37".