Small common sword. France, Second Half-17th Century


Small common sword.
Fuse sheathed with twisted iron filigree and braided rings at two tips. Chiseled wrought-iron mount, pommel with gadrooned decoration and scroll frieze, guard with double upright-hilt and guard loop with fully-chiseled interlacings and scrolls. Engraved knotted body. Straight blade with central ridge and fuller on back, engraved mid-way with foliages and profile with laurel crown and warrior surmounted the motto « VAINCRE OV MOVRIR » (Conquer or Die)

France, Second Half-17th Century

Length: 84 cm (33 in.).

Break on loop

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2013040432