A Good European Riding Back Sword, circa. late 17th Century
A Good European Riding Back Sword, circa. late 17th Century. 30.5" unmarked straight single-edge blade with three thin line fullers that terminate toward the end of the blade. The iron symmetrical hilt is constructed of flattened rounded bars, comprising ring-guards each interrupted by a central molding and fitted with a sprung-in plate pierced with a series of holes enclosed within a strapwork panel. A single quillon is attached to the knuckle bow formed en-suite and joined to the ring-guards. Globular pommel. The wood grip is intact with a later replacement wire wrap. No scabbard present. The overall length is 36.5" A wonderful example !
CONDITION: Overall the sword is in good condition. All iron surfaces exhibit salt & pepper surface rust pitting (some areas worse than others).
NOTE - The guard is a little loose and could be tightened if needed.