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Lansquenet59 10th April 2020 05:32 PM

17th walloon sword
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Hi guys,

A sword of the "Walloon" type I think around 1650-1700. I think for the infantry, because less massive. The wood was replaced a long time ago.
Anyone know of a similar model?

corrado26 11th April 2020 08:18 AM

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I found this one in the net

Lansquenet59 11th April 2020 09:52 AM

Thank you. It is indeed a more widespread model. There are 3 branches, and the blade is larger. You could say it's from the same family.

Tordenskiold1721 11th April 2020 05:13 PM

Same type found here:

Lansquenet59 11th April 2020 06:05 PM

That's exactly it, thank you very much! It allows me to see the original appearance of the handle.

Tordenskiold1721 13th April 2020 05:29 AM

Originally Posted by Lansquenet59
That's exactly it, thank you very much! It allows me to see the original appearance of the handle.

Glad that I could help :)

Did you find the sword in France ? If so, do you know if has been in France for long ? I'm asking as I'm thinking about how it got there. Collectors item taking a walk or battle at Steenkerke 1692(?)

Lansquenet59 13th April 2020 08:48 AM

Yes, I am from the North of France, but I bought this sword from a professional seller in the East of France. So it's impossible to know if she participated in the Battle of Steenkerke ...

ulfberth 13th April 2020 10:31 AM

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The infantry and pioneers at the battle of Steenkerque ( now Belgium and at the time the Southern Netherlands ) were under command of the Duke of Wurrtemberg which is shown here not with a rapier but with an infantry sword of course more elaborate but of the same type as yours.

Lansquenet59 13th April 2020 12:02 PM

Indeed, thank you Ulfberth !

ulfberth 13th April 2020 12:18 PM

and thanks to the spot on find of Tordenskiold of the exact same sword !

DavidIEvans 19th April 2020 04:20 PM

Is there any sign of something having been welded to the arms at any point ?

I'm asking as the sword you posted doesn't appear to show any signs of something having been broken.

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