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Old 9th June 2023, 01:12 PM   #1
Yvain
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Default Takouba with old european blade

Hi all!



Today I received this takouba that I won at an auction some weeks ago! As you can imagine, I'm very pleased with it. The mounts are in an older style (late 19th century perhaps), but the most interesting part is the blade.



It seems to be an older european blade that was locally "sandwiched". On both face, the blade bears a wolf of Passau, and the inscription "SAHAGVM". Alfonso de Sahagún was a Spanish smith from the second part of the 16th century, but his signature was copied a lot, including on some Passau blades. The general shape of the blade, fuller, and marks makes me think that it could be from the second part of the 16th century, or perhaps early 17th century.



Some similar blades : https://www.antique-swords.com/AA96-...-Mortuary.html


https://www.olympiaauctions.com/sale.../view-lot/118/


https://collection.maas.museum/object/249330


Anyway, I’m really happy about it! (And sorry for the not so good pictures, I'm preparing for moving out and don't have much space)
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