Spanish C.1780 Heavy Cavalry Officer’s Cup Hilt Sword

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A fine Spanish C.1780 Heavy Cavalry Officer's Cup Hilt Sword

This is a large Spanish C.1780 Heavy Cavalry Officer's Cup Hilt Sword with gilt brass and engraved cup hilt.  The grip is bound with silver twistwire and there is a large rounded pommel that is typical of the mid-late 18th Century.  The blade is quite impressive and likely to be c.1700's as it was common for Spanish swords to be re-hilted with earlier, quality blades.  Blade has numerous armourer's marks and stampings and is quite unusual profile having a stepped forte and sharply tapering point.

Condition of the Sword

In good overall condition - some wear to blade commensurate with its age.  Some loss of gilding to the cup hilt.

Specifications of the Sword

Blade length is 35.5 inches (43 inches overall).

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