A Good European (possibly English) Riding Back Sword, circa. early 17th Century
A Good European (possibly English) Riding Back Sword, circa. early 17th Century. 34.5" straight single-edge blade with double thin fullers that terminate toward the end of the blade. The blade is signed within the fullers "CLEMENS * BRACH" twice on the left and "ME FECIT SOLINGEN" twice on the right. The iron hilt/guard is constructed of recurved quillons terminating in globular ends, a forward open ring with globular mid-section en-suite with the knuckle bow that terminates at the globular pommel but does not connect or attach to it. The spiral wood grip is intact, retaining the twisted and braided wire wrap with Turk's head ferrules. No scabbard present. The overall length is 40.5"
Ref. p. (110 145.S) Swords & Blades of the American Revolution, by, George C. Neumann., c. 1991.