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Pair of Chinese double swords.Not a matched pair but came togeth

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- Pair of Chinese double swords. Not a matched pair but they came together out of an old hall from Southwell region of Nottinghamshire UK. Made to go in the same scabbard. Both swords are flat on the inside (‘a case’ in European terms). One is shorter then the other. The shorter of the pair has an iron quillion and handguard. Top quillion is used as a sword catcher/breaker. Very thick back part of blade tapering down to sharp edge in triangular fashion. Thickness of blade at top is 1.4 cm. Blade length is 18 ¾ inches / 47 ¾ cm. Overall length of the sword is just over 23 ½ inches / 60 cm. Has lovely hardwood grip with nice grain and finely carved with flowers and what looks like a foo or pug type dog walking in grass and a Chinese classical border around it. Brass collar at the top and bottom of the handle. The longer sword has a blade measuring just over 22 ¼ inches/ 56 ¾ cm. Again triangular shaped blade offset from the handle which taperes down to a sharp edge. Thickness of top of the blade is 1.4 cm approx. Overall length is 27 ¼ inches/ 69 ½ cm. Handguard and top quillion are all from 1 piece looks to be bronze. Different colour to brass mounts on the handle which are nicely ribbed. Lovely hardwood handle, possibly rosewood with nice woodgrain which is finely carved with foliate design and a bowl of flowers which is surrounded by a Chinese classical border.

 








This product was added to our catalog on Friday 20 July, 2012.