SOLD Antique 18th Century Officer Small Sword Popular In American Revolutionary Wars
SOLD Antique mid-18th century infantry officer’s small sword popular among American officers during the American Revolutionary Wars. Brass hilt comprising a double shell guard, knuckle – guard with curved swelling quillon melon shape pommel wooden grip bound with finely twisted copper wire, with sturdy straight double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section engraved with typical martial trophies including cannon ,drum, banners,spears, spontoon and foliage.
Since the blade is engraved with a typical military ornament -martial trophies it proves that this is a military version sword and not a civilian sword.
REFERENCES: For similar examples please see .1) Weapons of the American Revolution and accoutrements by Warner Moore.2) Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution by George C. Neumann.
CONDITION: Showing the age and usage, slightly pitted overall. In good condition considering its age to be over 240 years old.
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