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18TH century. 26 ¼” broad, curved s.e. blade expanding toward the percussion area. Surface quite smooth with scattered oxidation speckles overall. Iron hilt with locking pin securing the blade and domed terminal cross guard. The cupped pommel an interesting field replacement. This is the sword of a foot soldier as indicated by its blade length. The construction of these hilts make them vulnerable. The pommel spur is peened to lock the two-piece pommel to the hilt. If dropped and the spur breaks, the pommel disassembles. Without the pommel, the heel of the hand has no purchase, thus the need for a field repair as seen here. Generally, all such damages would be arsenal repaired after a battle. How this sword survived in this state is a mystery.
Stock Number: FNS9026

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