SILVER HILT FRENCH/GERMAN HANGER - HUNTING - SHORT SWORD,
Ca 1710 -1740
is an exceptional silver hilt hunting sword with the stag horn grip in perfect condition with an engraved single
edge flat blade. The obverse blade has a six inch area with a floral design where two hunting dogs are chasing a boar. On
the reverse, the two dogs are chasing a stag. On the obverse ricasso there is a rectangular area within which is a geometric
design. The 21 1/2" blade has some small areas of pitting and some black marks, but is mostly in good condition. There are
no other markings on the sword.
The cross guard is
made of a near 5/16” x 1 ¼” square length of silver metal set on end which protrudes through a seven sided center
piece over which is a banded ½” ferrule. The stag horn 4 ½” grip ends in a flat top pommel with a capstan head
Both the British and the French favored the cast
vertical style scallop shell guard during the period 1710 -1740. That said, the lack of hallmarks eliminates this being English
Sterling, and the preponderance of silver metal tends to make this sword of possible German manufacture, i.e. German Silver
or nickel silver.
The brown pebbled
leather sheath has a large 2 ¾” silver band with throg at its throat, and 4” double pointed band at the end. The
seam on the reverse is bonded. It is in perfect condition.
There are a number of near
exact examples of this style hilt in “Swords & Blades of the American Revolution”
by George C. Neumann. Ref. 64.S, 66.S and 23.S, 24.S
The dramatic hilt pictured above showing both
sides, is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen.
BLADE:Width 1 1/4" Thickness 1/4" Length 21 1/2" False edge: 4"
HILT: 5 1/4“
Length Overall 27“ Length in scabbard 27
The flat pommel cap has a sunburst pattern,
and simple capstan terminus.
Top: Engraving on
obverse shows two hunting dogs chasing a boar with floral designs surrounding. Center: Shows some pitting. Bottom: Point
The reverse shows the rectangle on the
ricasso with geometric design followed by two hunting dogs chasing a stag, with floral design surrounding.
This rare sword offers a unique opportunity to acquire a historic silver craft
of great skill done by an unknown hand.
OUR UNCONDITIONAL NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not completely
satisfied with your purchase it may be returned within five days of receipt in its original packaging if without damage. Return
items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization from us for the return is required. Shipping
charges are included in this offer within the continental United States if an error is due to our fault.
FLAT RATE INSURED SHIPPING to 48 contiguous States $30.00
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be held until cleared. No credit cards or PayPal accepted on this item.
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