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Old 24th April 2019, 06:52 PM   #13
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The common denominator of all the swords in this thread is Hungary. The Hungarian kingdom pre-1918 was much bigger than today, and encompassed vast pusztas and a coast on the Adriatic Sea. Swords with S-shaped guards and catís head pommels are deemed to be medieval Hungarian. The catís head pommels are thought of as of Venetian (on the Adriatic sea) origin. Your sword looks like a hussar sword with a catís head pommel. These hussar swords later had almond shaped pommels (late medieval time) and the crossguards became smaller/shorter. Ironically the straight cross guard on the sabres may have been a Turkish/Ottoman influence. At the end of the 16th and during the 17thC the Hungarian hussar sabres were very similar to Turkish ones.
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