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Jonathan Hopkins




PostPosted: Thu 05 Jun, 2008 8:19 pm    Post subject: For Sale: British Officer's Sword c.1760-1780         Reply with quote

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Steel branching basket hilt dark with age, wire wrapped grip with loss to whatever organic material (leather?) was between the wire and the wood core. Colichemarde blade with engraved grotesque faces has some pitting and edge damage on the ricasso.

Blade: 29” Overall: 35” Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz.

Images below. Please send me a PM if you require more information or additional photos.

$1450 shipped in CONUS. Overseas buyers to pay actual shipping. Paypal accepted and preferred (add 3% if using a credit card or e-check). Other payment methods considered.



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Jonathan Hopkins




PostPosted: Mon 16 Jun, 2008 6:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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It has been over a week and I have not heard from the the person who wanted to buy this sword, so the sale is no longer pending. This sword is still available, so act now while supplies last! :-)

Jonathan
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jun, 2008 2:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Bump. More photos available upon request. Happy
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jun, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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I decided I need a better description and more photos, so here you go:

For sale is a unique British officer's sword circa 1760-1780. The hilt is a steel three-quarter branching basket with open heart-shaped stool--a type IVBC according to Mazansky ("British Basket-Hilted Swords", 2005). The branches or of a flattened cross-section. The pommel is olive-shaped and would be considered a Mazansky type X pommel. The grip has a rectangular cross-section and features a wire bound wood core with some loss to whatever organic material was once beneath the wire. For a similar hilt, see IVBC1 on p.215 of Mazansky.

The colichemarde blade has a triangular hollow-ground cross-section with a fuller on one side. There are traces of etched gorgons heads and grotesque faces. There is some pitting to the blade and a knick just above the ricasso.

This sword is a unique combination of a military hilt and a more civilian-style blade (the colichemarde is a common small-sword blade form).

Blade: 29” Overall: 35” Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz.











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Jonathan Hopkins




PostPosted: Fri 20 Jun, 2008 7:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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I will also consider trades or partial trades for researchable British military swords (Victorian preferred, but Edwardian and WWI are nice, too). In particular I am interested in swords ID’d to officers who served in the Indian Army and/or officers who served in the Second Anglo-Afghan War or any of the other campaigns and expeditions on the North-West Frontier.
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Jonathan Hopkins




PostPosted: Wed 25 Jun, 2008 12:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Still available! Happy Please send me a PM if you are interested in this sword.
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Jonathan Hopkins




PostPosted: Fri 27 Jun, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Shipping will now be included in the price ($1450 USD) for UK buyers!

This sword will be moving to eBay on Sunday. Buy now to avoid disappointment! Big Grin
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun, 2008 6:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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One and only price drop before I move the sword to eBay tonight:

$1400 shipped CONUS.
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