ANTIQUE ARMS

   

Original English Boarding Axes   Axes of the type used by the British Navy.  All have approximately approximately 2 3/4 inch by 7 1/2 inch head with 14 3/4 inch handle.

$200

Hunting Sword with Double Edge Blade   Solid grip with brass hardware. The wrapped copper wire on the grip has probably been recently rewrapped, but it is professionally done and tight.  The slightly pitted, 23 1/4" inch blade still shows a fair amount of the original engraving.  29 inches overall.  A nice, solid sword for carry or display.  $600

Late 18th Century Prussian Hanger    Classic hanger with brass guard.  The slightly curved, 22 3/4 inch blade has light pitting.   $675

German Hunting Sword    Very nice hunting sword with straight, 22 inch blade with fullers.  Sword features brass guard, shell, and pommel with hunt scenes.  Original Shagreen covered grip.  Blade has been heavily cleaned, but still shows some original engraving.  The slightly curved, 22 3/4 inch blade has light pitting.   SOLD

English Hunting Sword/Hanger    Sword features brass shell guard and pommel with a stag grip.  Slightly curved, 21 inch blade with single back fuller and light pitting.  A nice, tight, mid-18th century sword.   SOLD

British 1803 Infantry Officer's Saber   Curved, 31 inch blade with single, wide fuller.  Wood grip shows trace remains of original leather and wire wrap.  $850

Young Gentleman's or Musician's Smallsword   Diminutive sized smallsword of the type often seen worn by well-to-do male children in portraits from the period.   Straight, 27 1/4 inch rapier blade with single, middle fuller, marked "INAMM" on both sides.  Gilded guard with wire wrapped grip.  Pommel has the number "14" stamped on the side, which may indicate this was an "issued" weapon such as young musicians might have worn.  $675

Original late 18th Century Officer's Spadroon  This very attractive sword features a bone grip in the cigar band style with iron guard and hardware.  The straight, 23 inch blade has likely been cut-down at some point to more of a hanger length.  It has a single, wide fuller and rich patina with some visible engraving remaining.  The guard has some play.  Overall, a nice sword that would look great in a display.  SOLD

French Hunting SwordNice circa 1750 hunting sword with fluted horn grip, brass guard and shell.  The straight 22 1/2 inch blade has a single back fuller and fleur-de-lis markings. Good patina, blade has some pitting and the quillion is missing from the guard.  $800

Original Model "1767" French Hanger #1Seen in several variations, this standard French hanger was used by both French and American soldiers during the American Revolution and in the years following.  The 22 3/4 inch, typical hanger-style blade has a single, back fuller and is of a weight and quality that one would expect to see on an 18th century hanger.  Guard is of the later, one-piece type, which may indicate an earlier blade that was retrofitted at some point during it's use. This sword is complete, with it's original, leather scabbard and hardware.  Overall fair condition; the blade is dark with some pitting and guard is mounted at a bit of an angle, but is otherwise solid and tight.  $650

Original Model "1767" French Hanger #2 Similar to the hanger above, This sword carries a 25 inch, typically thin, hanger-style blade with a single, back fuller.  Guard is of the one-piece type.  Another rare sword in that it also has it's original, wood-lined, leather scabbard with brass hardware.  Condition is good with some deeper pitting and darker areas on the blade.  Grip is tight and solid.  SOLD

Early Style Practice SmallswordsThough the hilts are in the popular style of the late 18th century, this pair of fencing or practice swords was most likely made during the 19th century.  The epee blades are 34 1/2 inches long and have a blunted "nail" point.  The hilts appear to be brass.  These smallswords would work well for display, theater props, or as part of a traditional fencing presentation.   SOLD

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