May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
Lot consists of: A) Revolutionary War Dutch Infantry Hanger. For an identical example, see plate 48.S on page 77 of "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. The slightly curved, single-edged blade has a partial fuller on each side. The brass guard has two counter branches on the right side. Knucklebow attaches to pommel with a screw. Brass backstrap and leather wrapped grip with twisted brass wire accents. CONDITION: Blade retains a mottled grey patina with some period sharpening and nicks to cutting edge. Brass retains a dark mustard patina. Top branch is absent and break is worn smooth from age. Grip shows some minor losses to leather. B) Early American Naval Cutlass. For a similar example with the same hilt; see plate 369.S on page 184 of "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. The tapered slightly curved American blade is unfullered. The iron hilt has a round counterguard with a "D"-shaped knucklebow. The wooden grip has two incised lines in the center. CONDITION: "As found" and untouched. Blade retains a dark heavy patina and shows some nicks to edge. Hand-forged iron hilt retains a dark heavy patina. Curled quillon was broken off during period of use. Grip shows scattered marks and has a dry surface; slightly loose. A nice lot of Revolutionary War swords. DMG
Blade Length
(A) 27 - 5/8" (B) 25 - 3/4"
Overall Length
(A) 31 - 5/8" (B) 30 - 5/8"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,360.00
Estimate: $800 - $1,500
Number Bids: 21
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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