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Old 4th April 2016, 04:43 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Cerjak
Hi Roland,

Many thank for your comment.
Do you know other riding swords with similar simple cross guard ?



Hi Cerjak,

until now i only found this sword from 1547. I am sure, that an Estoc has no groove in the middle.

Your example of the ridingsword is quite unusual.

Can you check the weight please? The ridingsword weighs around 1450-1650 Gramm. The quality and value of a ridingsword is normally much higher than an Estoc.

I can see four possibilities:
1: a riding sword
2: a very early rapier
3: a symbol of authority (like the sword below)
4: a composite piece (improbable)

Best wishes,
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