An unusual early half-basket fighting sword probably Italian or German. The blade is struck to both sides with indistinct letters - may be FERARA ? & with an armourer's mark of a long cross with pointed tip. We understand this armourers mark is probably from Solingen. Blade length is 31 inches. Overall length 38 inches. European circa 1600. Very unusual shaped half-basket iron hand guard bearing simple line decoration to each bar. Large fluted iron pommel, possibly associated. Replaced grip wire binding. Good condition. A very unusual and rare type. Ref 3202.
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