Antique 18th Century Polish Hussar Sword Saber

Antique 18th Century Polish Hussar Sword Saber

SKU: E899

Rare antique 18th century Polish Hussar sword-saber with a massive iron stirrup hilt of typical polish hussar form comprising a knuckle bow which is not connected to the pommel. The crossguard with leaf shape thumb ring and a pair of langets modeled quillon domed almond shape pommel with shaped back piece, vertically fluted wooden grip covered with leather.

A long, slightly curved massive blade, cut on each face with a broad full-length fuller and a short slender fuller along the back-edge, engraved on both sides with a trace of gold gilding with a mounted Hussar brandishing a sword and the motto "Vivat Husar" above. (Vivat is Latin for ‘Long Live’) The spine of the blade engraved with date 1780.

 

REFERENCES: These types of engravings are typically on 18th century Polish blades. Please see following references:

1. An almost identical engraving of the mounted Hussar brandishing a sword with identical inscription has an 18th century Polish blade illustrated in the book: Szabla polska: Arsenal Warszawski By Jan Dunin-Karwicki; Państwowe Muzeum Archeologiczne w Warszawie, 1980. No 22

2. An 18th century Polish sword with a related hilt and blade engraved with a mounted Hussar brandishing a sword and the motto "Vivat Husar" is in the collection of the Museum of the Polish Army (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego) in Warsaw .Catalogue No:2004 MWP. Please see Katalog zbiorów wiek XVIII Muzeum Wojska Polskiego (Warszawa 1960). Page 15-16. No 13.

3. A Polish cavalry sword dated to the second half of the 18th century with related blade engraved with a mounted Hussar brandishing a sword and the motto "Vivat Husar" is in the collection of the Museum of the Polish Army (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego) in Warsaw .Catalogue No:24567 MWP. Please see Katalog zbiorów wiek XVIII Muzeum Wojska Polskiego (Warszawa 1960). Page 22. No 29.

4. A Polish sword dated to the second half of the 18th century with related blade engraved with a mounted Hussar brandishing a sword and the motto "Vivat Husar" from the collection of the Museum of the Polish Army (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego) in Warsaw .Catalogue No:24458 MWP. Please see Katalog zbiorów wiek XVIII Muzeum Wojska Polskiego (Warszawa 1960). Page 23. No 32.

5. An 18th century Polish sword with a related hilt and the blade engraved with a mounted Hussar brandishing a sword and the motto "Vivat Husar" is in the collection of the Museum of the Polish Army (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego) in Warsaw is published in the book Polska Bron Biala by Andrzej Nadolski. Figure 122-123 please see the last picture attached to the listing

According to the two leading Polish swords experts, Zdzisław Zygulski, Jr, and Andzej Nadolski, 18th century Polish sword blades engraved with a mounted Hussar brandishing a sword and the motto "Vivat Husar" were made by Mokotow swords manufacture.

Please see:


Polska bron. Bron biala by Andrzej Nadolski. Page.126
Bron w Dawnej Polsce by Zdzisław Zygulski, Jr. Page.272

Also, the 18 century Polish hussar sword from the collection of a Lithuanian state museum with a related hilt to this sword has the blade engraved with a mounted Hussar brandishing a sword, and the motto "Vivat Husar”, please see the link below. The description in Lithuanian can be translate on Google's translator.

 

https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/2021802/LIMIS_4976018.html

 

Is possible that the iron hilt is older than the 18th century blade, however this form of the hussar hilt was made in Poland from the middle of the 17th century to the second halve of the 18th century.


CONDITION: Showing age and usage, engravings slightly worn with remains of gold gilding. The blade has some forging flaws on the rim of the back of the blade in the lower part and combat notches on the edge of the blade. The leather on the grip is very dry and slightly worn. The engravings are slightly worn. In Excellent condition for an antique combat sword that is over 240 years old.

Please see the photos, they are a part of the description.

 

MEASUREMENTS:


Overall length: 98.5 cm (34.13 inches).
Length of the blade: 84.8 cm (29.29 inches).
Width of the blade at the widest point: 3.6 cm (1.5 inches).
Thickness of the blade spine: 8.72 mm (0.35 inches).

    $6,500.00Price

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