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Napoleonic period, distinctive type. Brass hilt with folding side guard, so called “attack guard." See Swords for Sea Service, pl.97. 29" broad and narrow fullered blade unmarked as expected. Brass hilt with scalloped edge slotted guard. Each side with a circular inset to the middle of the slot. Line bordered knuckle bow beneath matching, pivoting guard which opens to 90° angle, secured with a spring and pin, forming a semi basket hilt. One piece back strap and pommel. Grip wrapped with twisted and straight copper wire. Blade shows dark patina typical of use at sea. Hilt dark, sound, tight and complete. The spring lock functional but weak. Rare.

Stock Number: B9421

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