I found a french sword today that appears to be from the 1500s or so. The sword had two screws on the hilt, and there were also what looked like hammer marks on the hilt. I don't have any pictures but would like to know if anyone could tell me if they think this sword is authentic or not. Were screws used in 1500s french swords or is that a giveaway that it is a fake? Any responses will be greatly appreciated.