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Old 17th January 2018, 06:19 AM   #10
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The blade could well be 17th cent. I have in my collection a Polish saber (ex-Salm-Reifferscheidt zu Schloss Dyck, E.36, dated mid-17th cent. per the Ehrenthal catalogue) with very similar motifs, inscriptions, and font on its blade. A similar decorative style, along with Latin inscriptions, can also be found on a rare example of a European blade marked Me fecit Solingen 1633 [or 1635, last digit illegible] in Japanese mountings, ex-King Frederick VII of Denmark collection, now in the Nationalmuseum Kobenhavn (inv. no. AB 56 NMK), published in Vaabenhistoriske Aarboger XVI (1970), pp 163-71.
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