Late 17th century Sword at the National Maritime Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "Although there is nothing specifically maritime about this sword, it is undeniably a fighting weapon. Its length suggests that it is more appropriate to a mounted soldier than anyone else, but it could also be of the type used at sea. It is perhaps the case that the short, handy hanger, used instead of the rapier, or that sword's derivatives was not the only type of fighting sword used at sea."
A Rare 17th Century Dutch Broadsword/Hanger of WALLOON Type
Early 17th c Swedish cut and thrust swords. From left: Cavalry officer sword, 1620-30. Dutch type sword, Gustav II Adolf introduced to Swedish army, 1st half of 17th c. Cavalry sword, 1630-50. Infantry sword, mid 17th c. Sword, 1660-70. Infantry trooper's sword m/1685, was made to the 1730's, replacement with m/1748 cutlass didn't happen until Pomeranian war 1757-62, some units still issuing m/1685 to 1790s. Navy then took huge number of them from storage, cut down the tip and made it…
R-G10BCO.- Espada de Marina. España, hacia 1770. Sólida guarnición de hierro, con puño de latón gallonado. Hoja recta, lomo cuadrado y canal, filo al exterior, punzonada con la flecha que corresponde al Gremio de Espaderos y Dagueros de Barcelona. Vaina de cuero. Long. Total: 84 cm; Long.Hoja : 69,5 cm; Anchura base hoja: 35 mm