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1634; 17th century
A short, single-edged sword, with curving profile and serrated back, dated 1634 and marked with the running fox, a symbol occasionally found on Hounslow work. Hilt with open-work shell showing traces of silver plating and half-obliterated design of Neptune drawn by sea-horses; counter-curved quillons ending in small masks (the front one pierced through the jaws for a sword-knot), ribbed wooden grip and lion-head pommel.
L 785 mm; blade 648 mm
steel; copper alloy; wood
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