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  • Nation : Spanish
  • Local Price : £36950
Click and use the code 23375 to search for this item on the dealer website Most Incredible and Finest Quality King George IIIrd Napoleonic Wars Scottish Presentation Sword, Presented In The Months Following the Battle of Trafalgar, by The New &#acute;Battle Company&#acute; of the Midlothian Regiment
  • Nation : Chinese
  • Local Price : £34995
Click and use the code 24846 to search for this item on the dealer website Was This Once The 2500 Year Old Sword of an Ancient Chinese King of Yue?. One Of the Nine Kings of Yue. It Was Once So similar To The Sword of Goujian, King of Yue, As to Be Remarkable
  • Nation : German
  • Local Price : 39,000.00 USD
FINE AND RARE GERMAN HAND AND A HALF SWORD C.1620. This magnificent sword was surely made to order for a wealthy and probably titled owner. It is a hand-and-a-half broadsword made for use in one hand or two, depending on the situation. It is related to a group of swords dating to the early 17th century, mainly decorated with animal head pommels and quillon terminals. The use of human heads is less well-known, but several examples exist. A notable example, evidently related to and possibly by the same artisan is in the collection of the Historsche Museum, Dresden, #VI/341. Features distinctive to both examples are the form of the ears and the wedge-shaped rolled collar. The base of the 32 3/4" double-edged blade is decorated with a scrolling tendril from which three flowers bloom, growing from a fruit. The reference is obviously to the cycle of birth and renewal, a popular theme offering hope in troubled times.
  • Nation : German
  • Local Price : 35000.00 USD
Very Important C 1600 Saxon Rapier From The Army Of Peter Iii Of Russia!. PLEASE READ FRAMED DESCRIPTION OF THIS AMAZING RAPIER! This great, great rarity is said to have descended in German family since the 19th century. It was professionally cleaned and the grip re-wrapped in the late 20th century. Printed description along with several 8.5” x 11” color prints of Peter III accompany the rapier. Very serious inquiries only. Please state full name and location if you would like a response.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £24995
Click and use the code 23537 to search for this item on the dealer website Singularly Fine and Rare Museum Quality Original Viking Jarl&#acute;s Sword Around 1100 years Old. Only The Third we Have Seen These Past 20 Years In Such Fine Condition. A Truly Fine & Rare Historical Piece
  • Nation : Spanish
  • Local Price : £22500
Click and use the code 24916 to search for this item on the dealer website Magnificent and Rare, Historical, Original, Ancient Sword of a Knights Templar, Bearing Three Knights Templar Armourer´s Stamps on Both Sides of The Very Wide & Substantially Powerful & Sharp Blade. Almost 1000 Years Old
  • Nation : American
  • Local Price : 25000.00 USD
Ex Rare American Revolution Signed Horseman’s Saber, Ex Flayderman Coll.. Here is the rarest of the rare when it comes to American Revolutionary War horseman’s sabers! It is the only recorded example of a horseman’s sword attributed to Pennsylvania cutler Josiah Wood and struck deeply with his mark on the blade’s ricasso. Ex Norman Flayderman collection and pictured in the most important reference for American Rev War swords; “Swords and Blades of the American Revolution”, by George Neumann, plate 314s. Josiah Wood contracted with the Committee of Safety for production of pikes during the Revolution. He is recorded in “Arms Makers of Colonial America” by Whisker, page 205. The Wood saber is constructed in the usual Rev War era 4 slot guard pattern, but the side bars are not straight, they are diamond shaped and the entire hilt is profusely decorated all over with 100’s of tiny differing punches. It is highlighted by the beautiful, tall decorated pommel. The original, twist carved, walnut grip is completely intact (no damage or cracking) as is the original brass grip wire (now slightly loose from natural wood grip shrinkage). The plain, flat, curved blade measures 33” and is deeply struck at the ricasso with Josiah Wood’s mark. It is in untouched, uncleaned condition with a deep aged patina. Only some mild pitting near tip. Sword is in overall excellent original condition! Signed American Rev War sabers are extreme rarities. A James Potter, NY horseman’s saber now brings about $25,000. Our Josiah Wood saber is considerably rarer (and absolutely gorgeous) compared to the plain black, non decorated Potter sabers. When you take into consideration that there are an estimated 30 + surviving examples of the James Potter sabers and only one known example of the Josiah Wood saber there is no comparison! This is truly the rarest of the rare! For the most advanced American Revolutionary collection or museum. If you want the best of the best and the rarest of the rare, here it is! Serious inquires only. Please state full name and location if you would like a response. We are only asking 25K on this great, museum quality, signed American Revolutionary War horseman's saber. About the same as the going price of a common James Potter horseman's saber. Don't let this pass you by. He who hesitates is lost! Be sure to check out our other listings for more great swords, arms and armor! Our direct email address is: fineartlimited@yahoo.com
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £18995
Click and use the code 22605 to search for this item on the dealer website Fabulous Museum Grade Sword 18th Century Silver and Enamel, Makara, Of The ´ Palace of the Nawab of Lucknow&#acute;, Damascus Bladed. Probably One of The Most Beautiful & Fine Indian Swords Available in World Collecting Market
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £18750
Click and use the code 24770 to search for this item on the dealer website Beautiful Ancient Original Viking Broadsword, From The Era Of The Norsemen&#acute;s Raids in Northern France, Around 1150 Years Ago & Their Raids Upon England & Ireland Up To The 11th Century.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £18500
Click and use the code 24917 to search for this item on the dealer website Battle of Agincourt, Henry Vth, Knightly Hand and a Half Sword, Also Known as a Bastard Sword, due to It Being A Transition Sword From A Single Handed To A Two Handed Sword
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £16,995.00
Over and Under Flintlock Pistols by Staudenmayer London, very fine cased pair. SN X3024. A Very Fine Cased Pair of Over and Under Flintlock Pistols by Staudenmayer London. &194;&160;11 &194;&188;&157; overall, 5 1/2&157; round over and under 32 bore sighted barrels with bead fore sight, engraved ´STAUDENMAYER, LONDON´, signed on the upper flat, engraved breech tang, platinum touch holes fitted with standing back sight. Flat stepped border and foliate engraved side locks, engraved ´STAUDENMAYER´,&194;&160; with push-on safety, swan necked &194;&160;throat hole cocks with waterproof ´V ´ shaped pans, engraved steel mounts including trigger guard decorated with a trophy of arms and figured walnut full stocks with chequered rounded butts, with swivel ramrod. Contained in their original mahogany case with brass lifting handle and two hooks, lined with green baize, with some accessories including copper and brass three way pistol flask, bullet mound, loading rod, oil bottle, pan brush and flint wallet with later label in case lid. Circa 1815.&194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; Fine pistols in good condition.&194;&160; Samuel Henry&194;&160;Staudenmeyer former apprentice of John Manton. Gunmaker 35 Jermyn Street; 1799; 35 Cockspur Street 1802-1814; 32 Cockspur Street 1814-1825 Business continued up to 1834. Gunmaker to Prince of Wales & Duke of York. Noted maker of rifles and repeating airguns.&194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; See Blackmore. H.L., A Dictionary of London Gunmakers 1350- 1850, page 184.&194;&160; Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (https://antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £14,995.00
Transitional Flintlock Duelling Pistols by Jover, rare cased pair. SN 9108. A Rare Cased Pair of Transitional Flintlock Duelling Pistols by Jover. 15 1/2&157; overall, 10&157; Spanish 25 bore two-stage sighted barrels each turned at the girdle, octagonal breeches each stamped with maker’s mark on the top flat ’.B.N.’, gold lined touch holes, border engraved tangs each with back sight & decorated with flowering foliage, signed ´Jover´ flat bevelled locks each with stepped tail & small dog catch engaging with the back of the cock. Figured full stocks , pineapple chequered rounded butts, steel mounts comprising border engraved butt caps each with a flower head centred on the retaining screw, trigger guards each with acorn finial & decorated with a flower head on the border engraved bow, turned ramrod-pipes, adjustable set triggers and horn tipped ramrods. In their original Chippendale style fitted figured mahogany case lined with original coarse baize with accessories including re mottled leather powder flask, loading rod & scissor bullet mould, the exterior of the lid with brass carrying handle of Chippendale form.&194;&160; Circa 1770-2&194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160;&194;&160; Very fine early duelling pistols by one of the finest makers, pistols in very good condition. I have never seen a duelling pistol with dog catch safeties before, one minor fore end repair and one set trigger, A/F. case with minor veneer repairs and ´S´ hooks removed. Corner box lids replaced.&194;&160; William Jover was in partnership with Nock, Jover and Green in 1775. He is recorded at 83 Long Acre, London in 1773, & at 337 Oxford Street between 1777 and 1784. He is known to have made multi-shot firearms many of which were supplied to Indian nobility Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (https://antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : Spanish
  • Local Price : 19,000.00 USD
RARE SPANISH OR ITALIAN WHEEL POMMEL RAPIER C.1530. No single form or date can be given to the point at which the rapier evolved. However, accepting the common definition, this example comes very close to that point, retaining the principal attributes of the Gothic broadsword, straight cross guard and wheel pommel. Its simple counter guard is identical to one on an example in the Sir James Mann collection dated to the 1520s. Other examples with variations of the guard are dated earlier, however, they all evidently have cutting/thrusting blades. The heavy diamond section blade of this example marked VALENCIA (sic.) distinguishes it as among the very earliest swords made primarily for thrusting with in respect to then evolving sword technique. 35 3/4" length blade. Allowing for the commerce in weapons, the universal popularity of imported weapons and the blade inscription, it is reasonable to conclude that it was produced for the Spanish market and as such might be linked to the conquistadors. Of the few related examples, it appears that several are in excavated condition and nearly all in public collections.
  • Nation : Portuguese
  • Local Price : €17500
Fine mid Qing matchlock musket - With a golden damascened lock of the Indo-Portuguese type..
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £12950
Click and use the code 23150 to search for this item on the dealer website Most Rare, Original, Romanov Era, Russian Cossack Solid Silver Shashka & Matching Silver Cossack Whip With Concealed Dagger, ´The Imperial Russian Sword & Nagaika Awards of Gallantry´ The Russian Equivalent to the British Victoria Cross
  • Nation : Spanish
  • Local Price : £12750
Click and use the code 23374 to search for this item on the dealer website Simply Fabulous ´Battle of Austerlitz´ & Napoleonic Wars Period, Early 19th Century Austrian Field Marshal Grade Officer´s Sword, Remarkably Similar To The Lloyds Patriotic Fund Swords Awarded to Napoleonic Wars Heroes
  • Nation : Indian
  • Local Price : €15000
Indian enamel and wootz dagger - With designs of animals, often attributed to Lucknow, north India..
  • Nation : -
  • Local Price : 15,800.00 USD
TWO HAND SWORD OF LANDSKNECHT TYPE. South German or Austrian, C.1580. Landsknechts, as the name implies were foot soldiers, and mercenaries skilled in hand-to-hand combat earning great recognition for their skill in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. In the second half of the 16th century, the Reformation polarized Europe with old territorial and political disputes resurfacing. Wars broke out throughout France and the Netherlands and the Landsknechts were employed to reinforce less-skilled local armies. The two-hand sword was used by soldiers of exceptional stature to cleave openings in infantry ranks which broke the formation initiating the melee in which individuals fought hand to hand, the specialty of the Landsknechts. This example ranks with the largest at 76 1/2" total length. The 56 5/8" flamberge (wavy) blade incorporates two-blade catcher side lugs. Many South German and Swiss town arsenals included two-hand swords in their stock. Notable examples are Graz and Zurich where those swords remain today. This example is further distinguished by its unparalleled age character. The blade and hilt have a soft brown surface patina testifying its age. The grip retains much of its original leather covering. The blade has some white paint spatter from being hung in a manor house or lodge where the ceilings were repainted from time to time to cover soot from candle lighting, an integral part of its history.
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £11995
Click and use the code 23519 to search for this item on the dealer website Museum Grade Koto Era Samurai Wakizashi Sword By Master Tadamitsu With Rare Gakumei, Circa 1440-1460 Mino Goto Koshirae, With Deep Red Ishime Lacquer Saya & Black Silk Binding
  • Nation : American
  • Local Price : £11275
Click and use the code 23521 to search for this item on the dealer website Incredibly Rare And Superb 3rd to 2nd Century b.c. Falcata or Machaira Sword From the Invasion of Rome in the Punic Wars by The Great General Hannibal & Also The Exact Form of Sword allegedly Used by Alexander The Great
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £11275
Click and use the code 22938 to search for this item on the dealer website Museum Quality Original & Ancient, Crusades Period, King Edward Ist Medieval Knights Sword, 13th century. Used During The Time of Edward Longshanks, William Wallace and Robert The Bruce, Used By Both English & Scottish Knights During That Historic Era
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £11250
Click and use the code 23516 to search for this item on the dealer website Original, Imperial Roman Gladius, A Legionary´s Long Sword Early to Mid 1st Century Used until The 3rd century AD. Around 2000 Years Old
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £10925
Click and use the code 22937 to search for this item on the dealer website Fabulous, Original,13th century Knightly Sword of the Henry IIIrd and Simon de Montfort Period, the Battle of Lewes of the 1200´s
  • Nation : German
  • Local Price : £10850
South German Or Swiss Hand And A Half Sword Circa 1560. A scarce and attractive “hand and a half” sword dating to the mid 16th century. A well made example, finely balanced in hand, well constructed and in good  condition. The distinctive hilt is similar to contemporary hilts of more common single handed swords known as “Saxon”, but most certainly made and used over a much wider region. Similar contemporary hand and a half examples of the same proportions are on display in the Doge’s Palace in Venice. Photographs of these swords in the Palace are enclosed at the end of the sequence of images of our sword posted below. These large swords were not just for two-handed use. They were designed to be used equally well with one hand by a trained user. In the 16th century these swords were probably not a rare site on European battlefields, carried by mercenaries and professional soldiers in armies fighting almost permanently during a time of shifting religious, political and social change. As fashions changed towards the beginning of the 17th century they went out of use and today are quite rare compared to the survival rates of two-handed swords which are of the “bearing sword” variety – large, well made, imposing and decorous, but designed mainly to be carried point up in civic procession rather than for use in combat. The hilt consists of a robust square section quillon block from which the broad arms of the cross guard are forged in flattened diamond section broadening towards the ends and terminating in shallow diamond profiles mounted with knops in the centre. A ring guard is forged from the block, and a smaller secondary ring guard sits beneath this attached to the base of two vertically aligned convex crescents of iron, which extend from the underside of the block either side of the ricasso. This structure is further strengthened on the reverse side by two crossed loops of rounded form which protrude from the block and attach to the base of the guard crescents below. A thumb ring is attached to the block above these loops. The pommel is of solid cone form with a slightly flared and narrow neck beneath. The waisted stepped grip is of wood covered with leather over a cord wrap. The broad blade is double edged with a ricasso extending some 5.5 inches (14 cm) from the hilt. A single broad central fuller extends down the centre of the blade 9.5 inches (24 cm) flanked by two shorter fullers of similar width which extend for the length of the ricasso. Beyond the central fuller the blade is of flattened lenticular section to its tip. Just beyond the end of the central fuller a stamped armourers mark is present both sides consisting of a face in a half moon facing to the left. This type of mark was often used by Solingen and Toledo trained smiths.  This mark particularly resembles the Toledo mark of Espadero del Rey. The blade is most likely of Northern Italian origin manufactured by a Toledo trained smith, working in an area under Spanish control, possibly Milan, from where Spanish blades could easily access the wider European sword making markets. It is also possible that the mark is of a Spanish trained smith that went on to work in one of the non-Spanish blade-making centres such as Solingen and that the sword was made in its entirety there. This sword form was not common in the Spanish armoury. Some European sword makers are known to have trained in Toledo, for example Heinrich Col who was a German from Solingen who worked in Toledo then in Germany (Cf. Seitz I, p. 344, and II, p. 268) indicating that movement of smiths between blade and sword making centres occurred. For more information on this mark see “European Makers of Edged Weapons, Their Marks – A Handbook for Museums and Collectors”, Staffan Kinman, Norrkopings Tryckeri, 2015. Blade length 39 inches (99 cm). Length overall 47.5 inches (120.5 cm).
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £9995
Click and use the code 21918 to search for this item on the dealer website Original, Incredibly Rare ´Damascus´ Presentation Sword, An Imperial German, Damascus Steel and Gold, Sword Presented by One of Germany&#acute;s Most Powerful and Influential Families in 1887
  • Nation : Spanish
  • Local Price : £9995
Click and use the code 23241 to search for this item on the dealer website Original 900 Year Old Templar Crusader Knights era &#acute;Sword of War&#acute;. A Broadsword With Brazil Nut Pommel. From the Period Immediately Following the Norman Conquest & As Used By the Templar Knights
  • Nation : -
  • Local Price : £9,995.00
General Officer&#acute;s Sword “ Sir Thomas Arbuthnot. General Officer&#acute;s Sword 1803 style hilt which has had the royal cypher replaced with the family crest of the Arbuthnot&#acute;s family. Lion head pommel with bone grip and gold bullion sword knot. The curved fat back blade with broad fuller and hatchet point. The blade is engraved with crown over GR and stands of arms the back edge engraved J J Runkel Solingen. Complete with black leather scabbard with matching mounts the leather looks to have been replaced however the sword is in excellent condition so maybe original. It is possible the sword belonged to either Sir Thomas Arbuthnot or Sir Robert Arbuthnot the former seems to be more likely. Reference: Blade Length: 32.25 inch Overall Length: 36.0 Inch
  • Nation : Japanese
  • Local Price : £9995
Click and use the code 19377 to search for this item on the dealer website Superlative and Beautiful Koto Katana Circa 1500, A Museum Quality Ancient Sword, Sengoku Era, with Stunning Original, Edo Period, Soten School Mounts of Shakudo & Gold, &156;Koushi Seiyu Zu&157; Tsuba
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £9,950.00
Volunteer Baker Flintlock Rifle by I. Gill, fine. SN X2047. A Fine Volunteer Baker Flintlock Rifle by I. Gill. 46&157; overall, 30&157; 16 bore 7 groove twist barrel stamped with Tower private a& Ordnance proofs at breech, blade fore sight, block for bayonet on the underside of muzzle, leaf rear sights with one fixed and two hinged, the hinged leaves with V’s to top & sighting holes at a lower level, flat bevelled border line engraved lock with stepped tail signed ’I. GILL’ and Crown G.R. cypher to the centre, semi waterproof pan, roller to frizzen, ring neck cock, detented action, regulation brass mounted figured full walnut stock without slit for ram rod, with raised cheek rest, small brass patch box lid, the wrist escutcheon engraved ’T. W. W. V.’, sling swivels & iron ramrod. With a Percy Tenantry Powder flask, Percy Tenantry Powder Horn and turn screw with pan brush. Circa 1802, serial no. T.W.W.V.&194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160; &194;&160;&194;&160; This is a superior example. Bore very good with seven grooves making one turn in 30in. (standard Baker 1/4 in 30in.). Made to use with a socket bayonet. Provenance: This rifle was produced for a volunteer rifle company by John Gill of Birmingham who took over the family business from his father Thomas Gill in mid-1801. A quantity of these Baker rifles were sold at Sotheby’s many years back and spread over a number of sales. There were two different grades, the superior grade such as this example had fast twist rifling, detented actions and superior sights. The standard grade had normal Baker rifling, standard sight and actions, all were marked "T. W. W" and a number. Apparently a quantity had been brought into Sotheby’s by a couple who had bought a large country house and found a rack of these rifles in one of the outhouses.&194;&160; Images courtesy of West Street Antiques (https://antiquearmsandarmour.com/)
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £9750
Click and use the code 23517 to search for this item on the dealer website Most Rare & Superb, Original, Imperial Roman Legionary´s & Cavalryman´s Spatha Long Sword, Late 3rd Century Over 1700 Years Old. The Very Form Of Sword As Our Tribune&#acute;s Ring Owner Would Use.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £9500
Very Fine Scottish “Pinch of Snuff” Basket Hilted Sword. An attractive Scottish Officer's basket hilted sword dating to the second to third quarter periods of the 18th century. The sword is notable for its remarkably fine condition and is mounted with an imposing high quality blade.  These swords were carried by Scottish officers on British Army service with Scottish Highland Regiments in Europe and in North America during the Seven Years War and the American Revolutionary War periods. The sword is one of a distinctive group of Scottish military officers' swords. The complex hilt structure consists of oval shaped apertures, mounted between structural guard bars, which are infilled with an elaborate lattice of finely wrought iron of lace-like delicacy which obscures the robust strength of the hilt structure. The pommel is of typical mid-18th century British military bun shape with an integral pommel button. The pommel neck sits tightly in a circle of iron onto which the upper arms of the basket guard are attached. The hilt type is the same as three others depicted in contemporary portraits. The first is dated between 1757 and 1763 called “The Pinch of Snuff” by William Delacour, after which the sword type gains its name. It shows an officer in a Highland regiment, probably on service in the Americas, with one  tucked under his arm, whilst he pauses to take a pinch of snuff. The painting is illustrated in “History of Highland Dress”, John Telfer Dunbar, Oliver & Boyd 1962, Plate 47. The second shows Colonel William Gordon of Fyvie, in the uniform of the Queens Own Royal Regiment of Highlanders, painted in Rome by Pompeo Batoni in 1766, and illustrated in “The Clans of Scotland”, Micheil MacDonald, Brian Trodd Publishing, 1991, Page 108. The third is a painting of an officer in Highland military uniform, circa 1780, auctioned by Christies (“Pictures of Scottish Interest”, Glasgow, 2nd April 1969, (lot 1) and now in the National Museums of Scotland. The earliest dated sword of this type that we know of, is a silver hilted example with the maker’s initials stamped as “TB”, with London hallmarks for 1745, which sold through Thomas Del Mar Auctions in London in December 2014 (lot 330). This example does not have frontal loop guards and may be an English variant but nevertheless shows that the hilt type had arrived by the second quarter of the 18th century. It thrived until circa 1780. Clearly the sword type was popular with the Scottish officer class at a time when Scottish regiments were increasingly being mobilised by the British Army for service abroad. The tapering single edged blade is unmarked and of exceptional quality retaining much of its original polished finish. It is  just under 36 inches (91 cm) long with a short ricasso from which a long broad fuller extends to the tip where the blade develops a false back edge a short distance before. The attractive wooden baluster shaped grip is spirally grooved, covered with shagreen, and bound with a length of twisted copper wire with a narrower band on each side and finished with woven copper “Turks Heads” mounted top and bottom. The hilt has a shaped liner made from red cloth backed with leather stitched together with the remnants of a blue silken hem at the edge. The hilt type was manufactured with two styles of frontal guard loop. One form being a plate fashioned into loops, pierced with a diamond or heart shape, and secured to the hilt by three screws as in the manner of our sword hilt, and those illustrated in the Batoni and Christies Glasgow portraits. The bottom of the hilt in the Delacour painting is obscured by the clothing of the sitter and the loop guard assembly is not visible. In the second form the loops are integral to the hilt as in a sword illustrated in “Scottish Swords and Dirks”, John Wallace, Arms and Armour Press, 1970, fig 44. Overall the sword is 41.75 inches (106 cm) long. The condition overall is very fine with some parts of the hilt and blade exhibiting minor age blemishes in places.
  • Nation : British
  • Local Price : £9500
Click and use the code 21508 to search for this item on the dealer website Wonderful, Original, German ´Zweihander´ Great Sword, 16th Century. Probably The Most Impressive And Largest Sword Ever Used in Historic Warfare. Following the Form of Sword Made Famous By The Scots in The Time Of Sir William Wallace
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