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Strong steel bowstave 29" wide, overall stock length 39". Solid, heavy silver stock of fine workmamship, extensively decorated by engraving and chisel-work. ,250 1580) A Rare French Officer's Presentation Sword dated 1828.
Stock fitted at front with iron pivot slot for goats-foot type spanning lever; brass fore-end tip houses windage dial adjustable fore sight. Lock appears to be in working order, spring-loaded bowstring release hook snaps up when trigger is pulled. 30" blade etched on back "MANUFre ROYALE DE KLINGENTHAL Str 1828 S.
Shows fine workmanship and great age, though metal is generally smooth overall.
Solid, uncleaned, massive stock with brass mounts, no cracks or repairs. A." and in large letters in the obverse fuller "DONNE PAR LE ROI" (Given by the King).
A good Flemish, German or Swiss crossbow for hunting or target. Blade retains much original polish, all etching sharp and clear as new.
Blade retains all original bright polish, etching like new/mint (has 2 tiny edge nicks that are so small they do not detract). Reduced to 0 1608) Indian Katar, 17th - 18th Century.
Brass guard retains all original gilding, is undented, ex. Iron scabbard with smooth age patina, no dents whatever. 12" triple-fullered blade cut down from Firangi (European) sword blade.
Well-made lock in fine working order with powerful springs, grooved frizzen face shows period wear, usual spurious European lock maker's markings.