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Massive 18th C. to French Napoleonic Era Sapper's or Pioneer's Sword, French or Italian. Massive weapon with an exceptionally broad single edged blade similar in shape to thous of the early beheading swords having a distinctive blunt tip, however the serrated saw-back spine suggests this sword being used by a pioneer or a sapper, most likely dating back from the 1700s era and being of either European or possibly even Ottoman origin. Blade exhibits heavy black patina and areas of heavy pitting, showing the extensive age of this impressive early weapon. Having massive brass hilt of somewhat Ottoman Mamluk style, solid and heavy, built for various survival and military tasks, showing dark mustard patina evenly distributed throughout. Overall length: 33". Blade length: 27"

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Massive 18th C. to French Napoleonic Era Sapper's or

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500Mar 1, 2019