Very fine, rare Pinch of Snuff military basket hilted sword

Stock Code: x1361

Very fine, rare Pinch of Snuff military basket hilted sword. 42” overall with 35 ½” back sword blade with engraved panels signed ‘Andreia Ferara’ on both sides. Hilt made up of 6 panels wit diamond decorated bars with narrow oval reign ring with forward guard bars and rear guard bar. Domed pommel with acorn finnule with shark skin grip with silver twister wire and foil binding with original red cloth covered buff leather liner with buff leather fringe under the pommel.

Circa 1760

Rare sword in very good condition with one cracked bar and a very well done contemporary repair on the forward guard bar. These attractive and flamboyant swords were popular with wealthy Scottish officers in the 1750’s and 60’s.

Mazansky, Cyril (2005) British Basket-Hilted Swords, Suffolk: Boydell Press, pp. 171

 Delivery cost: Free within the UK via Interlink next day delivery, Europe: £35; Rest of the World: £75 via Parcelforce. All prices are per shipment so one charge will cover multiple purchases made at the same time.

Price: £5,995.00

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