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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 105

    A COMPOSITE MILITARY BROADSWORD; AND A COMPOSITE MILITARY BACKSWORD

    LATE 18TH CENTURY AND EARLY 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A COMPOSITE MILITARY BROADSWORD; AND A COMPOSITE MILITARY BACKSWORD
    LATE 18TH CENTURY AND EARLY 17TH CENTURY
    The first with tapering two-stage blade, iron regulation Dragoon half-basket guard of flattened bars, the base cut with pairs of slots, earlier pommel, and later wire-bound grip (the blade and pommel each heavily pitted); the second with Tessak blade double-edged toward the point and with traces of marks within the fullers on one side, iron hilt formed with a pair of short quillons and a pair of arms, gadrooned pommel, and later wooden grip.
    33 5/8in (85.4cm) and 39 1/8in (99.3cm) blades (2)


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