This is a rare opportunity to own an early 17th century piece likely German made in the “Walloon hilt” style. While most Walloon hilted swords have straight broad blades, this specific example differs by its short sabre blade, while retaining the pierced steel guard and thumb ring typical of an early Walloon. The guard is decorated with apertures and a bird design.
The blade is decorated with flowers, birds and the bust of Athena. Inscriptions, likely in Latin, are also on the blade but the polishing has made them hard to decipher.
At 26 inches, the sword is the dimension of a short dussack and was probably meant to be used in the same way. It bears a wooden core grip with brass wiring and all the assembly is very solid with no rattling whatsoever.
Please contact me (Maxdchouinard@gmail.com) if you are interested or have any questions.