Royal Armouries

Dutch hunting sword

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Detail of the pommel of a hunting sword in the form of a lion

  • Detail of the pommel of a hunting sword in the form of a lion

Date: 1670 | Object number: IX.849

Dutch hunting sword

Description

Cast silver hilt in the form of a lion fighting with hounds. The single shell, representing a lion cub, is stamped with a mark which appears to be that used in Holland to mark imported silver (CHK).

Straight, single-edged blade.

Wooden scabbard covered with red velvet with silver mounts. Body of scabbard is probably modern.

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