Allen Antiques

1500

Excavated Thames. Wooden scales (80% replaced with good colored fill) carved with a wavy grooved surface (imitation of horn or bark?). Decorated brass terminal. Blade with copper inlaid makers"s mark in the form of a flower. Bolster plates missing - some solder for their attachment remains. Edge with losses - the blade most likely originally thin, so loss not that significant. Blade corrosion pattern shows the grain in the metal. 9in.




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