December 15, 2020 Edged Weapons, Armor & Militaria
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A) British fighting dirk of the period 1790-1815 with overall length of 18 7/8 inches; straight, double-edged blade terminating in a spear-point, 13 3/8 inches long by 9/16 inch wide at guard, with gilded, narrow, central fuller. Hilt with gilded brass mounts consisting of 'S' crossguard, front ferrule, and flat-capped pommel, the ivory grip, pommel and ferrule of octagonal profile. B) A "casquet" or open-framed headpiece, said to be for a boarding cap. Of heavy sheet-brass construction, consisting of a two 1 1/4 inch-wide strips with rolled edges, one running from front to back and the other crosswise, riveted to a headband or base, similarly made of sheet brass, 1 1/2 inches deep in front and 2 1/2 inches behind, with a 1 9/16 x 1 inch iron loop attached on each side for a leather chinstrap. Casquet or boarding cap dimensions: 6 3/4 inches high with oval of crown 8 by 6 7/8 inches. Presumably of early 19th century French manufacture, as its materials and method of construction closely match that of a French military horse muzzle from that period.

Item Dimensions: 18" x 7"
Blade Length
13 - 1/4"
Overall Length
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $756.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
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