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2233
$1,725.00

VERY FINE 18TH CENTURY BRITISH BASKET HILT SWORD.

This is a very fine “as found” two fullered basket hilt retaining chamois lining and a chamois sword knot. Circa 1750 cavalry back sword is not especially rare but is in exceptional condition, still retaining its original sharkskin grip and wire with a bright blade. This sword is similar to Scottish and British patterns seen in the various reference books on Revolutionary War era British swords. CONDITION: Fine overall. 31-1/2″ blade is unmarked, grey/bright overall with staining and light pitting. Hilt has iron patina and surface, cleaned with old, thin varnish layer also found on blade, dark iron patina internally. Sharkskin is dry with several chips, but almost totally intact with braided brass wire wrap. 50971-4 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2233

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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