Rare Authentic Antique, first half of the 18th century, Polish or Hungarian Hussar sword.
DETAILS: A brass stirrup hilt of typical hussar form with a bevel knuckle bow and a pair of langets forming a cross, long quillon with a bud-shaped terminal, and a back-strap decorated on the top with a rococo ornament; an almond shaped, flat pommel with rosette button, the wooden grip is covered in fine sharkskin binding.
A slightly curved single edged blade, cut with three narrow, full-length fullers, and a short fuller on the back-edge, made from hand forged Damascus steel with a strongly visible pattern.
The other side of the blade has three rows of markings. In its original, leather-covered, wooden scabbard, mounted with a large shaped brass locket, chape and suspension mount, each shaped and chased.
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, some soldering bruising and minor dents on the brass fitting of the scabbard, otherwise in good condition.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length, with the scabbard: 94 cm (37 in), overall length without the scabbard: 90.5 cm (35 5/8 in), length of the blade: 78.5 cm (30 3/4 in).
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