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19th C. European Danish Rapier Broadsword with provenance

( ID: e151 )
A very interesting early 19th C. Danish broadsword. This example was made in the style of a late 17th C. Northern European broadsword and is of a similar level of quality. The blade is etched with military motifs and the crossguard has an applied and well patinaed brass plaque of St. George killing the dragon. The balance for a sword of this size is superb and it was at the time of the sale represented as an original 17th C. broadsword though it is likely an early 19th C. example. According to the provenance the sword came from a castle in Denmark that belonged to one of the most famous martial families, the Von Rantzaus who participated in several of the great campaigns of the late 17th C. Overall length is 48". CLICK ON THUMBNAL TO SEE MORE IMAGES.
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