SOLD – French Officer Steel Smallsword – Early 18th century

This steel hilted smallsword was probably, udged on its short lenght, used by an infantry officer or NCO during the early part of the 18th century. It sports a nicely decorated and stuot triangular blade. The hilt is fairly solid, with some slight movement at the pommel and on the grip’s wire, possibly due to shrinkage of the wooden core. The grip is missing the upper copper ring, which could be easily replace based on the lower one.

The blade has some uneven surface pitting, and a slight warp ner the upper part. Nevertheless, it is still perfectly in line with the grip.)


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