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Old 16th October 2017, 05:40 AM   #3
Jim McDougall
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To me this seems a British cut steel example c. 1790 as noted. These are especially intriguing as regarded as of the final days of the small sword, yet they have a magnificent austerity to them. The faceted steel of this example is one style which ran alongside many which had an almost mechanical looking beaded motif.
See : "The Smallsword in England" J.D. Aylward, London, 1945

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