Dutch Broadsword

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Title

Dutch Broadsword

Description

This unique knuckle bow creates a right angle at each end, and a raised design at midpoint. Its quillon, too, has an unusual tripple disc terminal. Cord was spiraled around the wooden grip before covering it with leather to create channels for the double ropes of brass wire (two strands each) - twisted in opposite directions. The base ferrule is missing, but the cap pommel presents an interesting profile including a sloping capstan and crude horizontal reeding. Its straight double-edged blade has a median range, the Dutch East India Co. mark, and the date "1767".

Length: 38 1/2"
Blade: 33 1 1/2"
Hilt: Brass
Weight: 1.8 lbs

Source

George C. Neumann, Swords and Blades of the American Revolution, (Harrisburg: Stackpole Books, 1973), 117.

Date

c. 1767

Rights

George C. Neumann Collection, Valley Forge National Historical Park

Identifier

VAFO 367

Original Format

Photograph