Trying to pin down some info on thsi sword I squired recently, brass hilt, steel Z guard slender blade:
Previous owner thought it was German (Prussian) 28in. blade, 3/4 in. wide at the guard, 3+mm thick at the ricasso which is about 3in. long before transitioning smoothly to the edge. the iron guard is 5 in. across, the bent bits about 4.5 in., 1/2 in x 1/4 in. where they join the central piece fitted over the blade which is roughly 1/2 x 5/8 x 1 1/2in. Brass grip is 5 1/4 in. long guard to peened end. weight is 834 grams or 1.84 lb., so not a light weight. The balance is 1 in. ahead of the pointy bit of the guard. One side appears to have something stamped under the short pointy guard thing which is not quite a languet, but it's mostly covered and indecipherable.
I think I've seen a similar one, but with a damascus blade (with a broken tip) discussed here on SBG, similar Z guard but much fancier. Can't find it again tho.
Any info would be appreciated, Thanks in advance.
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A composite and similar to a Japanese sai (a form of a jitte/jutte)
Whether it had been put together to emulate one might be a matter of conjecture. I have a broken smallsword blade in composite form that also kind of looks like a sai if looking crossways. Your's looks a bit more so but imo, still simply a composite of three or more parts.
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