Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NC, U.S.A.
Great catch, Corrado. At least my 'Germanic states' wasn't too far off.
Rob, the shape of the blade usually isn't a determinant of age with these. Looking back over the pics, though, I would lean more towards the 1790-1800 timeline due to the sword's vestigial pas d'ane and also the pommel 'button' capstan where the tang passes through the hilt. This feature died out at the turn of the 19th c. Again, an interesting piece-