Side-Sword - 1640

Even though it was the advent of guns, in this era, the sword was still the major side weapon of most anyone with a reason to stay alive. This sword is a broad sword, which at the time became more and more rare. They can still be seen as the famous Scottish basket-hilt swords or the German Katzbalger often used by the Landsknechts. This dutch sword however is very minimal in terms of a basket, even in decorations it’s not excessively lavish, of which can conclude this sword was likely owned by a common soldier or burgher.

The model is for sale on Sketchfab.

Historical Source, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Collection