Vintage Edged Weapons

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American, European and Civil War Period

Shown below are examples of high quality antique maritime weapons that are guaranteed authentic. They include examples of the cutlass, knives, daggers, dirks and swords to appeal to the most discerning collector. We specialize in only the best of these increasingly scarce relics of our seagoing and Civil War heritage.

Silver Hilt and Museum Owned Swords

Swords like this were made by American silversmiths in many different locations. They date back to about 1770 and were mostly unmarked at that time. The heads were made in two pieces, and may or may not have a crest of feathers at the top. They were generally patterned after British or European swords, and incorporated the features that the owner desired. Therefore, in this early period, there was a wide variance in the shapes and styles that were made. There was a concentration of silversmiths in Philadelphia and in Baltimore, but their styles differed, and they were easily recognized by the shape of the head with the Philadelphia style being narrow and rakish. Baltimore heads look more like a chicken and are stubby.

Swords like this were made by American silversmiths in many different locations. They date back to about 1770 and were mostly unmarked at that time. The heads were made in two pieces, and may or may not have a crest of feathers at the top. They were generally patterned after British or European swords, and incorporated the features that the owner desired. Therefore, in this early period, there was a wide variance in the shapes and styles that were made. There was a concentration of silversmiths in Philadelphia and in Baltimore, but their styles differed, and they were easily recognized by the shape of the head with the Philadelphia style being narrow and rakish. Baltimore heads look more like a chicken and are stubby. Some of the more prominent makers were William Ball and John Lynch of Baltimore, and Robert Swan, and Emmor T. Weaver of Philadelphia.

Very few of these weapons were made, most were unmarked, and those that survive are considered the most desirable for inclusion in advanced collections. Silver Hilted swords are the most important of these increasingly scare relics of from our Colonial Past.

We have a detailed listing of most items. Click on their picture. If the full listing does not answer your questions, please inquire by emailing [email protected]

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