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This fine armor was intended to be equally suitable for war or the tournament. For the tournament, it is designed for foot combat in which two adversaries fought armed with poleax or broadsword. The rules for combat confined attack to the upper body. It c... (read more)
$1,950.00
Hilt heavily overlaid with silver. The oval guard radially fluted. Quillon and knuckle bow medial with matching fluting. Grip and pommel with vertically faceted motif. 33 1/16” triangular blade decorated with lattice motif at the forte and foliage and mil... (read more)
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Iron hilt. The guard beautifully pierced and modeled with a central portrait of a dignified old man surrounded by a splay of foliage fronds. Ridged cross guard and spirally fluted pommel. Wire wrapped grip. 14 1/4” blade with thumb rest ricasso and opposi... (read more)
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Iron box lock engraved with a foliage sprig each side. The breech struck with Birmingham proof. The trigger guard and tang with engraved radial lines. 3” .55 cal barrel. Bag shaped walnut grip. Barrel with a little scattered oxidation, but most original b... (read more)
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Classic type as worn ceremonially with traditional Greek costume. Pewter hilt relief decorated in foliage. Chained edge brass scabbard with hide medial segment, mounted with pewter appliques of the Greek eagle, military and classical subjects. 11 3/8” ... (read more)
$2,400.00
From a group including an example at the Metropolitan Museum of Art dated 1610. Elegant two piece skull with raised rolled edge seam pierced for a crest, the plates radially fluted from the apex. The flutes with decorative line work as well. Integral roll... (read more)
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Massive and flamboyant, 41” length with elegant crescent edge bit balanced by a conical back spike and matching forward spike. Good hard wood haft and matching butt mount. Mounts nicely patinaed. The haft with superficial abrasions and light wear from use... (read more)
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Iron, 26” length with spirally fluted shaft and cylindrical grip with flared butt and separate ring. Six elegant flanges with reinforced tips. Elongated finial. Good genuine patina over applied age texture. Showy example of genuine age.... (read more)
$1,385.00
See Swords for Sea Service, Pl.118 for a similar, naval issue example. Brass hilt with two side bars and knuckle bow secured to the pommel with a screw. Wire wrapped leather covered grip. 26 1/2” curved narrow fullered blade produced in Germany and export... (read more)
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$1,250.00
Figure eight hilt with rolled quillon. Oval wood grip. The grip and hilt painted or pitch coated with brush marks evident. 29 3/8” narrow fullered wedge section blade with false edge struck with a makers mark at the forte. No other marks indicating its pr... (read more)
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Iron. 23 1/4” blade of broad tapering form inscribed with a stylized cross bisecting an S each side. Down turned guard with a Maltese cross to the middle. Scroll decorated grip and diced pyramidal form pommel. Good genuine patina with lamination showing o... (read more)
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Excavated example from the famed collection of Chateau Heeswijk in North Brabant Holland. Iron, with branching cruciform guard and flattened pear shaped pommel. The blade of fine diamond section with slightly concave faces and tapered ricasso struck with ... (read more)
$4,600.00
German or Dutch. Radially fluted one piece skull. The nasal bar struck with arsenal racking numbers. Preserved with virtually all of its original blackened finish and lining leathers. Made for the Thirty Years War, many helmets of this type were purchased... (read more)
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$2,200.00
Iron hilt relief decorated with foliage and oval panels of arms to the knuckle bow, quillon block, pommel and oval side ring. Down turned lip "rain proof" base mount to protect the scabbard. The entire hilt in fine preservation with original glossy black... (read more)
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$2,500.00
Iron hilt with slightly asymmetrical shell guards pierced with fouled anchor, arms and flag splay, cannon and ship's stock such as barrels. The edges chiseled as ocean waves. Quillon block and pommel pierced with classical helmet on flag splay. The... (read more)
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$1,900.00
Iron hilt with slightly asymmetrical shell guards and large circular lower guard arms. Well pierced throughout with scrolling foliage. Fine silver wire and tape wrapped grip in fine preservation. 29 3/4" concave faced triangular blade decorated with... (read more)
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$2,700.00
Iron hilt of large proportions with indented oval or four lobe guard which was fashionable at the time. Straight cross guard nearly touching the shell with just vestigial arms of the guard between. Ovoid pommel. The guard pierced with scrolling foliage... (read more)
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$3,100.00
Made for a military officer, displaying military and classical arms and armor in oval panels to the pommel, grip, knuckle bow, quillon block and inside of the shells. The balance intricately decorated in patterns of pyramids, chevrons and other minute... (read more)
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$2,600.00
Perhaps Chester. Pleasantly cupped symmetrical shell guards decorated in high relief with mythological scenes inside and out. The quillon block with Hercules with club and lion skin, a Roman warrior opposite. The pommel decorated in archangels and masks.... (read more)
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$1,900.00
The rapier with single side loop was first used in the second quarter of the 17th century and remained in use through the end of the 18th century. By the last quarter of the 17th century, it was scaled to respond to evolving fencing techniques. The iron... (read more)
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$3,400.00
Of large fighting proportions, this sword reiterates its purpose in the particularly high relief pierced decoration of military drums, flag splays and a cannon. The oval guard incorporates a shell splay front and back, in the increasingly popular rococo... (read more)
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$2,950.00
Of slightly diminutive proportions, this fine sword is probably influenced by the moral reform and austerity which swept English culture at the end of the 17th century and survived longer in rural areas. The plain hilt is struck with four quartered marks... (read more)
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$2,900.00
Unmarked but for a partial maker's stamp struck twice on the knuckle bow. Probably provincial or colonial English. The hilt decorated throughout with broad lush scrolling foliage. Grip wrapped in twisted wire with silver ferrules top and bottom in the... (read more)
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$3,300.00
Hilt elements all relief decorated in swirling broad ribs or beads including the silver grip. Those forms drawn from the baroque taste of the period. The rear arm of the guard with two hallmarks. 31 1/2" triangular section blade with large panel at the... (read more)
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$3,400.00
Particularly large fighting example reflecting the stature of its owner. The guard with rococo shell decoration in high relief in and out. The edges with fluted decoration, repeated on the knuckle bow, quillons and quillon block. Fine silver and copper... (read more)
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$3,200.00
Probably provincial English, possibly American. Double shell guard decorated in and out with classical figures and arms splays. Outside marked with D B maker's mark and indecipherable mark opposite. The presence of two marks only (clearly not French)... (read more)
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$3,300.00
Napoleonic period C.1780-90. Large proportions. The hilt with well modeled lion head pommel and integral back strap. Shell terminal quillon with back facing langets. The stirrup form knuckle bow with scalloped edges and struck inside with Lyon ( )... (read more)
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$3,300.00
A one of a kind (or bespoke) sword produced for an officer of noble lineage. The gilt hilt employs the four slot form guard with wavy outer bars and edges to the inner member. The pommel is a lion head of somewhat subdued attitude. The grip is one piece... (read more)
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$2,900.00
C.1770-80, exact type illustrated as Neumann 139.S. This example with fine lions head pommel and heavy fighting four slot guard, retaining virtually all heavy gold overlay. Fine copper wire and tape wrapped grip. 24 1/4" curved double fullered blade with... (read more)
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$2,400.00
Silver hilt with stirrup form guard crisply struck with London Hallmarks and maker's mark of William Kersill. Banded pommel cap and matching base ferrule to the ribbed ivory grip. 31 3/4" straight spadroon form blade, plain as made and showing frosty... (read more)
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