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    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 24

    A DUTCH MILITARY BROADSWORD OF THE AMSTERDAM CITY GUARD

    CIRCA 1650-60

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH MILITARY BROADSWORD OF THE AMSTERDAM CITY GUARD
    CIRCA 1650-60
    With double-edged blade stamped 'Sahagom' within the fuller on both sides at the forte, cut with running wolf mark on both sides, struck with Amsterdam city mark on one side below the hilt and with bladesmith's mark 'BC' crowned on the other, iron Walloon hilt including two sprung-in plates finely pierced with a pattern of stars and small circular holes, and the grip bound with wire and 'Turk's heads'.
    36 7/8in (93.7cm) blade


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