EAA Research Consultant
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Route 66
Thank you so much for posting this Norman!!! I have never seen one of these hilts, whose openwork design reflects the styles of the period on British spadroons in the general design. This is timed nicely with the studies being discussed on the fluer de lis concurrently.
The Montmorency type blade was also most popular with some English sword types in these times.