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Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com Ref 3877. An extremely Rare European Medieval short Sword or Main-Gauche. Very good Condition. Probably Italian circa 1550-1600. Shaped and pierced iron pommel with a plain down drooping cross-guard made in one piece. The wide double-edged blade is marked with an unusual armourer's mark at the forte (please see photo) and is of a flattened wide diamond section which tapers gradually towards a good strong point. In remarkably good un-corroded condition with a pleasing patina. Blade is 27 inches in length and 1.75 inches wide at forte. This is an outstanding and extremely unusual example of a 16th century knightly short sword or Main-Gauche. Sword shows no corrosion at all. The grip is made of wood and would originally have had a wire grip covering. Overall length 33 inches. Ref 3877. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer at no extra charge. Established 1968.