Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Old Military Court Sword ??

  1. #1

    Old Military Court Sword ??

    Hello
    What are your thoughts on this Sword?
    The blade is 28.5 inches long.
    No maker marks.
    Very ornate.
    Triangular type blade
    I cannot find anything to compare it to.
    Thank you very much
    Tony
    Attached Images Attached Images      

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    336
    This is a civil court or smallsword, ca.1780/1800, most probably English but may also be French
    Non soli cedit!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Montreal , Canada
    Posts
    973
    Good morning Gentlemen,
    I would go for French, circa 1700-1750.
    Dan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Nipmuc USA
    Posts
    12,244
    The steel "jeweled" hilt with an urn pommel is much more indicative of the late 18th century into the 19th. Note also the small vestigial pas d'ane.

    Bashford Dean's Catalogue of European Court Swords and Hunting Swords

    is available for download and browsing on a couple of sites. swordlinks and the Met
    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpubl...hunting_swords
    Last edited by Glen C.; 06-05-2017 at 12:12 PM.

  5. #5
    Hello
    Thank you for the info and help.
    I really appreciate it.
    I paid $200 for it.
    Thanks again
    Tony

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Northern England
    Posts
    413
    Couldn't help but see a similarity with one of mine.
    Mel.
    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Last edited by Mel H; 06-06-2017 at 04:13 PM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Montreal , Canada
    Posts
    973
    Mel,
    A beauty, with its nice "galuchat" scabbard.

    Tonyo,
    $200.00 bucks ? very nice find.

    Congrats to both of you,

    Dan

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Northern England
    Posts
    413
    Thank you Dan, I'm pleased with it. I think on close examination the scabbard is more of a parchment than galuchat.
    I'll second your comment to Tonyo, it's quite a while since I was that fortunate, Great buy.
    Mel.
    Last edited by Mel H; 06-08-2017 at 09:52 AM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,156
    Nice small-sword! Looks like English cut steel work. Enjoy.
    Tom Donoho

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •