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c. 1775 Decoratively Engraved Germanic Cuttoe Sword

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c. 1775 18th Century Revolutionary War Period Use, Decoratively Engraved with Carved Horn and Brass “Eagle Head” Grip, 22” Germanic Cuttoe Sword, Fine.

This Germanic origin short sword consists of a 17.5” single-edged curved iron blade, a brass hilt with carved horn scales and rococo decorated. The blade features an etched foliate decoration and standing Turkish soldier with musket and sword and the partially engraved name "V:PA[--]" in a cartouche located above the standing armed figure. Faint trace remnants of gold-gilding hide within the etched decoration. Including the hilt, the overall length is just over 22”. The brass counter guard is intact yet loose. There is a split in the horn grip panel on the right side below the Eagle’s neck and has a small chip lacking to the beak on that side. Despite some minor light pitting, the blade is nice looking and the overall appearance of this American Colonial to Revolutionary War period sword is pleasing. One can only imagine this being yielded by a Hessian mercenary soldier against an American Continental Army fighter. Cuttoes, because of their convenient size, were popular as both a hunting tool and a handy weapon of war.
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