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Old 8th June 2021, 05:50 PM   #26
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How could i be so blind that didn't figure out that those 'studs' are the hinges for a folding guard. To my defence, i was betrayed by the angle of the picture . Actually, i have even discussed these features a few years ago over my (ex) pattern 1806 Portuguese Cavalry officers sword.
OTOH, for what i knew of Spadroons (Espad§es) from a local fellow collector, i would never realize Kubur's sword is also one of the kind.

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