Good early example, probably 17th-18th century. 6 1/2" blade of broad wedge section and characteristic form. Notably, that form correlates directly with the medieval scramseax, though that fact seems to have been missed in literature. The back edge with chiseled decoration and both faces with incised floral motif and scalloped band below the laminated embossed brass bolsters. One piece shaped bone grip carved in scrolling foliage and secured with a pin through brass escutcheons. The pommel sheathed in foliage embossed brass. Original wood scabbard with brass throat , complete and well preserved for the period. The blade quite crisp with stable old oxidation. Mounts complete and the bone grip undamaged, showing rich patina. Well aged, but remarkably, completely undamaged.

Stock Number: 99-237

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