Sword cane with guard, Signed Adam Paris, Toledo blade

Sword cane with guard. The two arms of the guard open by a spring placed on the blade when the sword is unsheathed. This blade is engraved and marked “Toledo”, it is also signed O.Adam et Cie, Paris. We find traces of this manufacturer as: “Armuriers, arquebusiers, canonniers”. “Adam (O) and Co., success. from E.Gourdin, boul. Sevastopol. 113: Armed canes. Cane-guns. Sword canes. Ref: The canes à système, by Catherine Dike, page 261. It was common for manufacturers of sword-canes to bring blades from abroad to assemble them in France. The knob is antler. The wood is “Jonc de Malacca”. Metal ferrule. The entire cane is 36,61″ long, the blade is 27,75″ long. Opening by friction system. Slight wear on the bottom of the barrel and on the antler knob, some slight trace of rust on the blade, but all remains in good condition. France and Spain, late nineteenth century.

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