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India/ Afghanistan pulwar sword, 17th to 18th century, a tulwar variant, they always display a short guard, curved in the direction of the blade, and a hemispheric pommel without a counter guard. Watered steel blade, slightly wave double edged, cartouche near the hilt, steel hilt with a spherical pommel covered in an engraved web motif and geometrical patterns. swan head on the pommel, also engraved.
The Fulham Sword Roman Britain, 1st century AD The British Museum “This is the characteristic sword of the Roman legionary at this period. Only the handle, and the wooden or leather lining of the sheath are missing. Metallographic examination of the iron blade has shown that the cutting edges have been hardened. The maker has decorated the bronze scabbard plate with embossed motifs. These include the popular Roman motif of the she-wolf suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, the legendary fo
The fencing sword of Christopher Columbus. Very cool. Provenance: Presented by Sir Thomas Dyer 12 August 1793, said to be the sword of Christopher Columbus (1451-1506). Dyer was twice sent to missions of Spanish nationalists. Description: Bastard fencing sword; black painted steel hilt with pommel, quillons and square ends. Plain straight double-edged blade of flat diamond-section. One face of ricasso cut with diagonals. Belonged to Christopher Columbus.