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Old 16th January 2018, 08:46 AM   #1
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Default 17th century (?) sword blade

Just recently i bought a few swords from a relatively unknown auction. This is my first time owning an item like this and my knowledge on these blades is non existend.
That beeing said, i hope the vast knowledge from others will point me towards a better understanding.

The blade is 74cm long measured from the point. Total length is 88,5cm. The blade balances around 23cm from where the crossguard would have been.

The blade is etched with multiple drawings and also letters which i can not decipher (could be pig Latin?).
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Old 16th January 2018, 12:06 PM   #2
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The script on one side of the blade reads "Pro Christo et Pro Patria"
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Old 16th January 2018, 12:16 PM   #3
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Hi Corrado,

Thank you, that type of text is not unussual for swords i think?
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Old 16th January 2018, 02:54 PM   #4
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Maybe Pro Cristo et Patria ?
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Who is "Cristo"? I never saw a name like this on a blade
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I ried to line the "Ch" in red
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Who is "Cristo"? I never saw a name like this on a blade
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My mistake; i meant to write "Christo". I was influenced by the term in portuguese being "Cristo" ... some guy i know . But my point was that i didn't discern the word "Pro" in the inscription, as neither it usually see it in such motto out there.


Also i wouldn't imagine this blade being from the 17th century, rather than from the 18th.



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