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19th Century Italian Falchion
Editor’s Note: Below provided directly as translated by Google Translate from the original Italian text.
Wide slightly curved blade with a wire and short controfilo hollow, richly ornamented at the base, carved, engraved, pierced and gilded double-headed eagle crowned with vegetal elements between laying down the back of a twisted band, pierced and gilded; iron hilt and silver partially gilt, with solid containing a mask of leaves; quillons and guard terminating in a lion’s head pommel in silver with large lion head finely engraved. Wooden scabbard covered with green velvet (worn) with fine silver mounts engraved and gilded; the hood with lion’s head between branches and flowers, the central belt with floral motifs, even the tip with a lion’s head, branches and flowers, the back side engraved leaves. Two bells.
Length 75 cm
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