~ A silver hilted GUARD English small sword, dated circa 1740/50 ~
The slender tapering steel blade of full fullered triangular cross section is etched on all sides with foliate details and flowing ribbons.
The grip has been bound with silver ribbon and twisted wire. The decorated dish guard is loosely attached to the circular finger & thumb guards.
A globular pommel sits upon the grip with a small button protruding from the top.
The main guard is plain, the quillion is engraved.
The blade has a length of 34 inches (86.3 cm). The sword has an overall length of 40.5 inches (102.8 cm). It weighs 415 g.
~ Condition ~
The blade is in very good order with some darkened oxide spots and a few minor nicks along the blade but a more severe one near the tip to one edge. The etchings remain clear. The grip and hilt are in very good condition with minor wear.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £22 or the sword can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.