Brass Hilted English Backsword c.1740


Brass Hilted English Backsword c.1740 3/4 basket-hilt consisting of four longitudinal knuckle-guards extending from the bun shaped pommel complete with extended tang button. The spaces between the guards are filled by large S shaped. The grip is covered in fish-skin and secured with twisted brass wire. Straight single edged blade becoming double edged towards the point and carries a Solingen makers mark with single fuller. For other examples please see The Royal Armouries (IX 233) which is featured in Cyril Mazansky Book British Basket Hilted Swords page 216 overall length 104cm the blade 88cm

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