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Antique French Silver Hilt Hunting, Hanger Short Sword Ca 1740

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ANTIQUE SILVER HILT FRENCH/GERMAN HANGER - HUNTING - SHORT SWORD,
Ca 1710 -1740



Presented
is an exceptional silver hilt hunting sword with the stag horn grip in perfect condition with an engraved single edge flat blade. The obverse blade has a six inch area with a floral design where two hunting dogs are chasing a boar. On the reverse, the two dogs are chasing a stag. On the obverse ricasso there is a rectangular area within which is a geometric design. The 21 1/2" blade has some small areas of pitting and some black marks, but is mostly in good condition. There are no other markings on the sword.


The cross guard is made of a near 5/16” x 1 ” square length of silver metal set on end which protrudes through a seven sided center piece over which is a banded ” ferrule. The stag horn 4 ” grip ends in a flat top pommel with a capstan head on top.


Both the British and the French favored the cast vertical style scallop shell guard during the period 1710 -1740. That said, the lack of hallmarks eliminates this being English Sterling, and the preponderance of silver metal tends to make this sword of possible German manufacture, i.e. German Silver or nickel silver.


The brown pebbled leather sheath has a large 2 ” silver band with throg at its throat, and 4” double pointed band at the end. The seam on the reverse is bonded. It is in perfect condition.

There are a number of near exact examples of this style hilt in “Swords & Blades of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann. Ref. 64.S, 66.S and 23.S, 24.S



The dramatic hilt pictured above showing both sides, is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen.


DIMENSIONS:

BLADE:Width 1 1/4" Thickness 1/4" Length 21 1/2"
False edge: 4"
HILT: 5 1/4“ Length Overall 27“ Length in scabbard 27 3/4“
WEIGHT:


The flat pommel cap has a sunburst pattern, and simple capstan terminus.



Top: Engraving on obverse shows two hunting dogs chasing a boar with floral designs surrounding. Center: Shows some pitting. Bottom: Point

The reverse shows the rectangle on the ricasso with geometric design followed by two hunting dogs chasing a stag, with floral design surrounding.

This rare sword offers a unique opportunity to acquire a historic silver craft of great skill done by an unknown hand.

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