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1760 Pattern English Three Quarter Basket Hilt Cavalry Backsword for sale

In very good order for its age, a rare 1760 pattern English three quarter basket cavalry backsword.

1760 Pattern English Three Quarter Basket Hilt Cavalry Backsword

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A lovely 3/4 basket hilted English backsword with feint blade markings (S Harvey Hunting Dog or Passau Wolf), the omitted quarter of the basket being on the holder's inner left and therefore not a critical protection area but the extra space provided by this allowing for the sword to be wielded much more easily.

The 35 1/4 inch blade has some sympathetic professional repair work to the lower third, basically a few rust holes have been well welded, but otherwise in good original condition and firm in the hilt. The 3/4 hilt is lovely and in very good order. The wooden grip and ferrules are later replacements, the original grip and turks head ferrules obviously having perished over the many years.

This is a highly impressive and good to hold sword in well above average condition. I have no doubt it will be worth more than my asking price of £1500 in no time at all. Further / full sized images available upon request. My reference is 885 - Box 401-1.18m.

 

 

 

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