Early English Military Sword, mid-17th century, iron basket hilt with three straps connected by double branches to a chased pommel by screws and a large counter-guard with chased images of human figures and foliate designs, iron wire wrapped grip; straight single-edge blade with false edge at tip and single narrow fuller, marked with a simple running fox device on the left side near the hilt, blade lg. 29 5/8, overall lg. 36 in.
Note: For similar examples see Robert Brooker, British Military Pistols and Associated Edged Weapons (Robert Brooker, 2016),pp. 24-26.
Sword has been cleaned and has a gray surface with oxidation on the blade and underlying pitting; hilt and wire wrapping are tight, screw holding the center strap has been replaced; blade edge has a few shallow nicks.
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