Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nipmuc USA
The marks on this blade present other questions if a modern take on a period blade reconstruction. Disregarding the castle for a moment, if a modern mark meant to emulate a famous maker, wouldn't they choose something immediately familiar?
A second, for Jim. If it is a re-purposed 19th century blade, what might that origin be?
I will endeavor to shoot some clearer photos of the hilt construct itself and dialog a bit more about the blade cross section, etc.
Oh, re the guard screw. It is not so much the screw attachment as the type of screw, Also that the peen block may indeed be a nut but that alone would not dismiss a 17th century sword.