Brass mounted hilt with foliate decorated guard. Banded ferrules to the reeded bone grip. Chain knuckle bow. 22 ¼” broad fullered clipped point blade with long false edge, decorated with cabalistic inscription, foliage, military trophies and a Moor’s head. Of “hunting sword” form, it is notable for no hunting references in the decoration, but rather, military and Ottoman. Hangers of this type were widely carried for personal protection in the streets by the working and merchant classes who were unschooled in the art of fencing. It is likely that the majority of “hunting swords’ were in fact, used in that way rather than hunts which were restricted to the noble and royal classes.

Stock Number: FNS6434

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