A Rare 17th Century Dutch Broadsword/Hanger of WALLOON Type
A Rare Antique Dutch Broadsword/Hanger of "Walloon" type, circa. 17th century. 32.5" double-edge blade struck with an armorer's mark on each side at the ricasso. Rounded wide iron pommel. Original twisted iron wire grip in the form of a twisted spiral. Robust iron knuckle bow into the large raised edge counter guard with its deep pierced panels (one side smaller); thumb ring; deeply curving quillon. 37.75" overall length. All metal surfaces have salt and pepper pitting and a dark age patina. This type of sword was very popular and was used throughout Europe and Colonial America in the 17th century. A very fine original sword that screams authenticity.
Note; No scabbard.