May 17, 2022 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/17/2022
For an identical hilt, see plate 349.S on page 178 of "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. The wide single-edged blade is slightly curved and has a narrow shallow fuller along the top on both sides. The blade is German and has date "1774" on both sides. Left side also stamped with an "IK" cartouche and both sides feature a V-shape with other letters and markings. The guard has five piercings and originally had two outward branches on the right side, the top branch on this example was removed during the period of use. The knucklebow connects to the olive-shaped pommel. Pommel features an integral capstan. The bone grip features a design of spiraling flutes. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with heavier darker patina towards the tip. A couple battle nicks to edge. Hilt retains a dark mustard patina and is tight to blade. Grip shows a couple of hairline age cracks. A very attractive American Revolutionary War period sword. PROVENANCE: Tom Grinslade Collection. DMG
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Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,160.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
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