Prussian Solingen 16C / 17C Backsword by
Peter Bras von Meigen (sold)
In very aged condition, an exceptionally rare 16th / 17th Century
Prussian backsword made in Solingen by the noted sword maker, Peter
Bras von Meigen.
Yes it is in very aged, near relic condition. But who else has
a genuine Peter Bras von Meigen backsword? Not many people, that
is for sure. The Bras family were one of the more notable sword
makers in Solingen from the 16th to 17th Centuries, but a cursory
search on the Internet will show you just how rare their swords
The 31 3/4 inch blade is pitted, worn, though the name of the maker
is still very clear, and the blade actually has a lovely appearance;
clearly folded hand forged steel. The last couple of inches of the
blade tip end is bent, not a sharp bend but rounded gradual bend
that should straighten if required and done carefully. The blade
is firm in the hilt. The hilt is equally pitted and a little squashed
with one broken bar; again, it may well be possible to correct this.
The wooden grip is a later addition.
Further / full sized photos available upon request. Item Ref: 899.