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Lot 307: A SPANISH OFFICER''S MODEL 1870 CAVALRY SWORD,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
A SPANISH OFFICER''S MODEL 1870 CAVALRY SWORD,
dated for 1872, with narrow slightly curved 30 1/4in. blade, narrow fuller for the first third of the blade along the edge and for the majority of the back edge, the first two fifths deeply etched with panels of scrolls and arabesque, the centres with panels etched ''FAD TOLEDO'' on the right and ''ANOD 1872'' on the left, Spanish crest and a maker''s mark at the forte, brass three bar French style hilt with raised decoration to the bar-ends, with wire-bound leather grip, semi pistol-grip brass pommel and polished iron scabbard