This item has been shown 782 times.
This offering is for an estate fresh, and utterly UNTOUCHED original late 18th or early 19th century American short sword. This sword was most likely carried in the period between the American Revolutionary war and the War of 1812 period, or only slightly thereafter. It features what I believe to be a fluted bone grip, which remains in remarkably good shape with just a few trivial bits of loss, but remains tight to the hilt. The pommel is a sort of "pillow" variety, and the blades tang is peened over a thin brass finial cap. The hilt is a simple solid brass "D" configuration, and has a very attractive, untouched patina from age. The blade has a very narrow upper fuller, and is slightly curved, with a point that is a bit rounded off. The steel surface has an even brown oxidation, however no deep pits and only a few trivial nicks to the cutting edge. It may clean up a bit, and perhaps the tip could be attended to if one so desired, however I'm offering it exactly as it surfaced. The overall length of the sword is 29 3/4 inches long. The hilt measuring 5 7/8 inches, the blade, just under 27 inches. The blade, I believe, is most likely a European import, that was hilted here domestically, as was a common occurrence in this period. I can find NO markings extant on the sword anywhere. If you're a collector, or can appreciate early American arms from this period, this will certainly be a welcome addition to any collection. Swords from this period only surface very infrequently from my experience, so don't miss this fine example!
Buyer is responsible
for actual postage costs, to be determined at close of sale based on
buyers location and method shipped* (**typically via USPS Priority
insured mail which may include insurance and / or signature confirmation
fees). Payment is expected in full within 48 hours of buyers receipt of
invoice, however please DO NOT REMIT PAYMENT PRIOR TO RECEIPT OF
INVOICE. Massachusetts residents are responsible for state sales tax of
6.25% of the sale total unless a valid Ma. resale number and associated
information are provided. Due to the nature of this item (edged weapon),
sale is restricted to US addresses only. Lastly, buyer must be at least
21 years of age to purchase. Thank you.