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Old 10th April 2020, 05:32 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

A sword of the "Walloon" type I think around 1650-1700. I think for the infantry, because less massive. The wood was replaced a long time ago.
Anyone know of a similar model?
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Old 11th April 2020, 08:18 AM   #2
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I found this one in the net
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Old 11th April 2020, 09:52 AM   #3
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Thank you. It is indeed a more widespread model. There are 3 branches, and the blade is larger. You could say it's from the same family.
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Old 11th April 2020, 05:13 PM   #4
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Old 11th April 2020, 06:05 PM   #5
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That's exactly it, thank you very much! It allows me to see the original appearance of the handle.
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Old 13th April 2020, 05:29 AM   #6
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That's exactly it, thank you very much! It allows me to see the original appearance of the handle.


Glad that I could help

Did you find the sword in France ? If so, do you know if has been in France for long ? I'm asking as I'm thinking about how it got there. Collectors item taking a walk or battle at Steenkerke 1692(?)
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Old 13th April 2020, 08:48 AM   #7
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Yes, I am from the North of France, but I bought this sword from a professional seller in the East of France. So it's impossible to know if she participated in the Battle of Steenkerke ...
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Old 13th April 2020, 10:31 AM   #8
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The infantry and pioneers at the battle of Steenkerque ( now Belgium and at the time the Southern Netherlands ) were under command of the Duke of Wurrtemberg which is shown here not with a rapier but with an infantry sword of course more elaborate but of the same type as yours.
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Old 13th April 2020, 12:02 PM   #9
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Indeed, thank you Ulfberth !
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and thanks to the spot on find of Tordenskiold of the exact same sword !
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Old 19th April 2020, 04:20 PM   #11
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Is there any sign of something having been welded to the arms at any point ?

I'm asking as the sword you posted doesn't appear to show any signs of something having been broken.
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