~ A Circa 1750-60 French Silver Mounted Hunting Short Sword ~
The fullered blade has a running deer on one side and a running boar on the other.
Both sides have text etched before the cross guard which talk of the Dauphin's ownership.
Both sides have the same etched text, written in French. A small arrow has been etched along the forte.
The swirled black ebonised grip leads into the hallmarked silver cross guard. A small silver pommel sits at the top.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade has a length of 16.5 inches (41.8 cm), with the sword measuring 22 inches (55.8 cm) overall. It weighs 279 g.
~ Condition ~
The blade has started to oxidize, becoming fairly black with some small areas of pitting. There are no signs of nicks. The inscriptions are clear and the other etchings remain sharp and in excellent order. The grips has several cracks including a large one.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic dockyard.