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Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
February 25, 2022 12:00 PMCalender

British Heavy Cavalry Sword

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Auction: Sale #3950M - 3950MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: February 25, 2022 12:00PM


British Heavy Cavalry Sword, c. 1770-90, brass hilt with double branches on either side of a central knuckle bow connected to a slotted counter-guard, turned pommel, skin covered grip with fine copper wire wrapping; straight double-edge blade with single wide fuller, remnants of a running fox mark on one side and a probable bladesmith's mark on the other, blade lg. 34, overall lg. 40 in.

Literature: This sword is illustrated and described in Robert Brooker, British Military Pistols and Associated Edged Weapons (Robert Brooker, 2016),p. 159.
Estimate $800-1,200

Hilt is bright and tight, wear on skin wrapping, one branch is pushed in slightly pushed inward; blade is generally bright with scattered gray mottling, a few very small nicks in the edge, minor waviness at the tip.

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Robert Brooker