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    Venetian Schiavona Broadsword, Mid-17th C

    Venetian Schiavona Broadsword, Mid-17th C

    $3,695

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    About this item

    The schiavona is a distinctly Venetian sword carried for centuries by the Dalmatian
    mercenaries hired by the Doge of Venice.  The earliest examples had a simple cruciform
    hilt which evolved progressively to the ornate intricate basket hilt of the 18th C.  The one
    feature that remained constant throughout its period of use is the distinctive cat’s head
    pommel, the earliest examples being of iron with later pommels of brass or bronze.  This
    example from the mid-17th C features a possibly earlier broad 35 1/8" double-edged blade
    of hexagonal-section with short central fuller and armorer’s mark stamped on both sides.
    Iron basket hilt of typical style formed of flattened bars with incised line decor, straight
    reverse quillon with small button finial, thumb ring on reverse.  Brass cat’s head pommel
    with small ring attaching to the upper end of the guard; original leather-wrapped grip with
    twisted brass wire.  Overall length 41".  Metal lightly pitted with a few patches of heavier
    pitting on the blade; age patina.

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    Additional Information

    Code

    SB1863 (MZ-40615)

    Period

    17th Century

    Nationality

    Italian

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