November 15 & 16, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/15/2022
A very interesting example of an American Revolutionary War period spontoon. Although unusual in appearance compared to other spontoons of the time period, this is a real fighting weapon, as all of the edges have been sharpened. The blade is double edged and resembles more of a spear or pike, and features a straight crossguard in the forms of spikes which each measure approximately 2 - 1/2". There is another cross section, which feature bridle cutter type points that are also sharpened. These pieces all appear to have been crafted separately and affixed to the long ferrule. The blade measures approximately 12 - 1/2" in length and approximately 19 - 1/4" with the ferrule. The head is secured to the scabbard by 2 iron straps which are affixed to the haft by 5 nails each. There are 2 circular cutout sections toward the butt, each penetrates directly through the haft that was most likely for a leather wrist thong. Iron butt with matching patina to head. A similar cruder example is featured on pg. 352 in "The History of Weapons of the American Revolution" by Neumann. CONDITION: The head exhibits a heavy dark patina and is firmly secured to the haft. Butt with matching patina and is slightly loose. The haft exhibits a dark patina with scattered blemishes from handling and age. Scattered bug holes at the end toward the butt, with overall dark patina with age commensurate wear.
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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $640.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
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