AN ENGLISH MORTUARY HILTED SWORD CIRCA 1640 the blackened...
AN ENGLISH MORTUARY HILTED SWORD
the blackened iron hilt pierced and chiselled with portrait masks, the base of the guard with sea monsters, the side guards linked to the knuckle guard by two slender bars, the globular foliate pommel, fish-skin covered grip with wire, single edged blade with three fullers, stuck with sickle and crescent moon marks
89cm length of blade, 105cm overall
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14 Aug 10:00