Sold Antique 18th C Polish Saxon Swiss Sword of Augustus II King Of Poland
Very Rare Authentic Antique, 18th century, circa 1730 A.D. Polish – Saxon Gala sword of the Hundred Life Swiss Guards of Augustus II the Strong, king of Poland, and electors of Saxony. An extremely rare antique, as only 120 of these swords were made and very few survived to the present date, they are primarily in museums. A slightly curved sturdy blade, cut on each face with full-length, slender fuller along the back-edge, engraved on both sides with the cipher "AR" under a crown (Augustus Rex) z (King of Poland August II. 1697 - 1733). A massive two-piece cast brass hilt comprised of a grip with a lion head pommel, thumb ring, re-curved knuckle guard with down-turned quilon with a central clam-shell guard. Originally the hilt of this sword was silver-plated, the remains of the silvering are still visible in some places on the hilt- please see the pictures. This is an example of a very rare authentic antique, 18th century, circa 1729 A.D. Polish -Saxon sword of the Hundred Life Swiss Guards of Augustus II the Strong, king of Poland. There are only a few known existing examples of this model of the sword: One example of this sword in the entire Poland (sword in the Polish Army Museum (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego) in Warsaw, and a few swords in Germany possible less than 5 swords. MEASUREMENTS:
Overall length: 86.7cm (34.13 inches).
Length of the blade: 74.4 cm (29.29 inches).
Width of the blade at the widest point: 3.8 cm (1.5 inches).
Thickness of the blade spine: 9 mm (0.35 inches). CONDITION: Showing age and usage, silver plating on the hilt completely worn out. In Excellent condition