AMERICAN SILVER HILT SWORDS, SABERS -
We specialize in offering unique and rare antique edged weapons and on this page introduce those
that are considered the rarest from America's Period of Independence. They are exceptional examples of the silversmiths
craftsmanship and date from our Revolution.
Swords like this were made by American silversmiths in many different
locations. They date back to about 1770 and were mostly unmarked at that time. The heads were made in two pieces,
and may or may not have a crest of feathers at the top. They were generally patterned after British or European swords,
and incorporated the features that the owner desired.
Therefore, in this early period, there was a wide variance in the shapes and styles that were made. There
was a concentration of silversmiths in Philadelphia and in Baltimore, but their styles differed, and they were easily
recognized by the shape of the head with the Philadelphia style being narrow and rakish. Baltimore heads look more like a
chicken and are stubby.
Some of the more prominent makers were William Ball and John Lynch of Baltimore,
and Robert Swan, and Emmor T. Weaver of Philadelphia.
Very few of these weapons were made, most were unmarked,
and those that survive are considered the most desirable for inclusion in advanced collections. Silver Hilted
swords are the most important of these increasingly scare relics of from our Colonial Past.
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