• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 35


    CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  


    CIRCA 1790
    With broad curved blade double-edged towards the point, the forte etched with a series of cabalistic numerals and devices differing on respective sides and involving the figure of an Hungarian nobleman on the reverse side, iron-mounted moulded ebony hilt, the lower mounts pierced and chiselled with flowers, and in its original scabbard, the locket, chape and middle-band chiselled en suite with the hilt
    24¾in (62.9cm) blade

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    See Howard L. Blackmore, Hunting Weapons, 1971, pp.41-2, fig.14, pl.34

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