May 27, 2020 Founders & Patriots
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Probably circa 1750. For a similar example of this hilt, see page 71 figure 30 S. of "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. This example features a straight single edged convex-faced blade with two wide shallow fullers on each side and a false edge. The iron hilt has thin bar construction and pierced panels of decoration. The quillon is thin and curled towards the blade. The conical pommel has a capstan and four deep flutes. The shagreen grip has a spiraling groove and is decorated with two strands of braided brass wire with braided ferrules at the top and bottom. CONDITION: Blade has a spotted grey and brown patina with some scattered areas pitting some nicks, blade has been sharpened and is wider towards ricasso due to sharpening wear during the period. Hilt retains a grey patina with some areas cleaned and some scattered heavy patina. Grip excellent as re-wrapped. A very nice and early example of a French and Indian War period basket hilt.
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Blade Length
33"
Overall Length
39"
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,000.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 22
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
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