December 14-17, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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For an example of a nearly identical hilt, see plate 124.SS on page 345 of "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. According to Neumann this style dates to about 1757, when "the English began issuing this inexpensive sword to their Highland enlisted men, who carved them here during the French and Indian War." These were based on the traditional Scottish pattern but were cheaply made in Birmingham, England by contractors Jeffries and Drury. This mid-18th century example features a straight unfullered single-edged blade. The iron basket hilt has round and triangular piercings on each panel, bottom panel engraved "I / No. I". The conical pommel cap has engraved lines and a flattened ball capstan. The wooden grip no longer retains its shagrin wrap. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with visible hardened area towards top. A couple battle nicks to cutting edge. Hilt retains a grey patina and is slightly loose to blade. Grip shows wear and one minor chip. A very nice French and Indian War Highlander basket hilt. DMG
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Blade Length
36"
Overall Length
43"
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Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,142.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Friday, December 17, 2021.
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