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Over the last 8 years I have been asked a number of times to make a copy of the Spanish model 1728 Cavalry Sword. These swords were a common sight throughout the Spanish interior of the American southwest throughout the 18th and into the 19th century, and luckily there are a number of surviving originals in public and privet collections around the USA.
Measurements for this copy from original in the collection of the Arizona Historical Society sword #7366

Blade length 36-1/2 inches
OAL 43 inches
weight 2 pounds 2oz
PB 5 inches from hilt
fully forged and heat treated 1080 blade, iron hilt, with twisted copper with barred grip.

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I've always liked those.  Good work!  Was the barred grip as annoying to do as it looks?  

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Thanks Alan!
I have asked that very question as to barred grips - there are is quite a number of the surviving originals that have the wire and bars removed (only wood grip core and ferrules remaining). I do not know if they came off with age, or if they were purposely removed?
 

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