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    Early sidearm military sword ID?

    Hello
    looking for thoughts on the origin and age of this sword. 30 inch blade 35 OAL some copper inlay in the wolf marking.
    Thanks !
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    The sword looks like it has some age to it though the wolf mark appears spurious being cut in by a chisel one segment at a time. The Samuel Harvey wolf mark has flowing lines.
    Looks like Spanish manufacture to me.

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    I would say North Italian, around 1600

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    Hi,
    This may be of some help. You will of course know that during the 19thC many good and convincing weapons were made imitating earlier pieces although I am in no position to advance an opinion either way.
    Regards,
    Norman.
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    Last edited by Norman McCormick; 12-21-2020 at 06:44 AM.

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    Thanks everyone I thought it may be a Victorian copy but on examination it looks much older. I was told once European mid to late 17th century ? To me it appears much like a cutlass as its simple and looks relatively cheaper to make. A side arm for infantry?
    Last edited by Paul G.; 12-21-2020 at 10:46 AM.

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    wolf loo like this...but 14th..
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