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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Small swords

Flemish small sword 2

Period:
18th Century
Description:

Chiselled 18th century small sword with spherical pommel and petal-shaped hand guard with designs featuring human figures and scroll flourishes.

 

Small swords emerged as a popular sidearm in the 17th and 18th century as a shorter and lighter progression of the rapier design. They were worn as a sidearm for men - either military or civilian - with notions of reaching gentlemanly status.

Place of Production:
Flanders
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000115
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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