Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Route 66
Cathey, interesting references you note that you obtained, can you suggest (via PM) where these might be obtained?
I am inclined to think, according to the referenced data I mentioned, that this blade was probably produced pre-1620, as Clemens Dinger apparently worked 1590-1620 in Germany, then to Toledo. The 1627 date is as I understand a date of provenance with his name rather than a working date reference. The earlier date seems to fit well with what seems a very early English hilt.