Mexican Short Saddle Sword


Code:  AM6

IMG 3728 - Version 2

An old short sword from Mexico. These are often called "saddle swords" as they were typically carried on horseback, tucked under the saddle and ready for use.

Overall length is 22 ¼ inches. The blade is 17 ¼ inches long and 2 ¼ inches wide at the greatest portion.  Made from thin but good quality steel.  The blade is stamped "CRSA" and engraved on both sides.  If anyone has an idea about the meaannings of the engravings, please send me a note!  Hilt is composed of two pieces of cow horn, riveted through the blade and carved in the shape of an eagle head.  Estimated early 20th century. 

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Category: Machete