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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Small swords

Small sword, likely German

Period:
18th Century
Description:

After the popularity of rapiers as dress swords waned among civilian gentlemen, the shorter small sword fell into favour as it was more portable with the possibility for the same level of intricacy of design. This small sword is notable for the chiselled details across its hilt and etchings on its blade. The hilt has scroll detailing with chiselled pieces of stylised armour in low relief. The blade showcases several decorative etchings, with weapons among a cloud and sunburst.

Place of Production:
Germany
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000139
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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