Original 17th Century Walloon Broadsword with Older Andrea Ferrara Marked Blade
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Original Item: One of a Kind. This came to us from one of the most respected Ancient Arms Dealers in the United States, who happens to reside in New York State. What we have here is an absolutely wonderful 17th Century Broadsword known as a “Walloon Sword”, its original design maybe originating in the Walloon section of what we now know as Belgium. In those days it was part of France or part of the Spanish Netherlands. Their work was then considered to best available dating from as early as 1620, but still being made into the 1640’s and later, well in time for the ENGLISH CIVIL WAR.
Double edged blade of 39″ with one fuller only running about 8″ down the center on either side. Inside the fullers there are markings which we are assured are the Maker Marks of the very famous blade maker ANDREA FERRAR, and the blade is very typical of his work. The hilt is of worked iron with a double bow guard incorporating two heart shaped perforated guard shields to protect the sword hand. In most cases these perforated heart shaped guard plates are just absent or even perhaps removed. In this case everything is COMPLETE.
The decorated barley shaped pommel is engraved to match the rest of the iron hand guard. The grip is of wood and is of spirally carved wood no doubt originally covered in leather, no longer present. This Sword is 45″ in overall length and is truly…