Classic example constructed with limited materials and skills. Dating C.1760-70, immediate pre Revolution period, in the spirit of European hunting swords which were worn as civilian hangers. The grip of one substantial piece of ivory, reeded in the British military fashion. The iron guard made of three pieces with curled terminals. The sides hand chiseled in a central wheel motif with scrolls to the terminals. Decoration of a most perfunctory quality. One terminal with dent, the other somewhat crushed with a small piece out. Iron grip base mount with scalloped banded edge. Simple plate iron pommel with the tang peened through without a button. Mounts with speckled pitting and the ivory grip with a few chips and dark patina. 20 7/8 broad fullered blade with matching spotty pitting and dark stable old surface oxidation, very unusually struck with a large maker's mark in the early European style, undoubtedly by an immigrant maker using an heirloom die. Good character.

Stock Number: 12-589

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