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More pics- Spanish bilbo
This is the sword that made its way to the New World. Spanish soldiers on the Spanish Main stood guard over forts in St. Augustine and Puerto Rico with these swords. Of course, they found their way into the tales of piracy as well...
See Neumann, 'Swords & Blades of the American Revolution', pg 160, plate 296 S. 'World Encyclopedia of Swords & Sabers' (Harvey Withers), pg 247. Wilkinson 'Swords & Hilt Weapons', pg 62 (bottom)