A Rare 17th Century Dutch Horseman's Saber
A Rare Antique Dutch Horseman's Saber, circa. 1660-1690. 33" curved single-edge blade. Iron pommel in the form of a Lion's head. Missing the twisted iron wire grip (only the wood core remains). Robust iron knuckle bow into the counter guard; thumb ring; deeply curving quillon. 39" 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.