Antique 17-18th century Polish Cavalry Sword with Karabela Style Grip

Antique 17-18th century Polish Cavalry Sword with Karabela Style Grip

SKU: E855

Antique 17th - 18th-century Polish cavalry sword. With a scarce 17th century Solingen blade mounted in 18th-century Polish hilt.
This blade's distinctive style is characteristic of the 17th-century blades, which were made to resemble the 17th-century Turkish Ottoman blades and were made by Solingen swordsmiths, especially for the Polish and Hungarian markets and stamped on both sides of the blade with the half-moon mark.
 The half-moon was used during the late and early 17th century by several Solingen bladesmiths. Please see Wallace Collection Catalogues European Arms and Armour by Sir James Mann Volume II, page 343, No A675.

Details: Slightly curved single-edged sturdy steel blade of fine form with a broadened lower part of the blade Yelman raised on the back to a false edge, stamped on each face with a crescent moon.

18th-century three-bar brass stirrup hilt in 18th-century polish hussar form with a massive square in the crossguard section, with bevel edges and a pair of langet knuckle bow with two shaped sidebar guards. A staghorn grip in the characteristic karabela form is enclosed in a brass frame and set on the outer site with halved olive brass buttons.


Overall length: 94 cm (37.01 inches)
Length of the blade: 80 cm (31.5 inches)
Width of the blade at the widest point: 3.8 cm (1.5 inches)


18th century Polish sword with similar style guard is published in the catalogue: Szabla polska. Arsenał Warszawski [katalog wystawy]. Warszawa 1980 Państwowe Muzeum Archeolo