Austrian Smallsword, 18th C.
provenance: Private collection, Paris, France
Length: 94cm / 37inches
Straight double edged blade of hexagonal section. iron hilt with double valve, richly pierced with floral motif at center, chiseled pommel, chiseled guard, and quillions; grip with steel and copper wire binding and moor’s head at the top. Inscribed blade on both sides.