17C Polish / Austro-Hungarian Hussar's Cruciform
A rare early 17C Polish / Austro-Hungarian Hussar's Cruciform
Sabre (Szabla Wegiersko-Polska typu Drugiego).
The straight cruciform design dates to the first part of the 17th
Century, circa 1630. This is a nobleman's cavalry sabre of the type
used to fight and repel the Ottoman Empire / Turks that invaded
Hungary. These swords generally sell for well over £2000.
This one has suffered damage across the three golden stars maker's
mark; a common issue as these indentations create the weak point
in the blade. This blade has been re-forged to repair the damage,
and has been done very well; the blade is strong and perfectly straight.
The 30 inch blade is in good condition, a little light pitting
towards the point, firm in the hilt / grip. The cross guard is a
little loose but not much. The grip is original and in very good
A superb sword, yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference S54 (0671). Further / full sized images available