SOLD – Late 18th century smallsword

For sale this example of a mourning smallsword, usually carried as the name implies during the first times of a mourning. This cut steel hilt is profusely decorated with steel beads on wires. Some are missing, though this not distract significantly.

The blade is rather short, but does not appear to have been shortened. There is some pitting, particularly around the tip. The hilt is very solid with no movement.


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