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Infantry swords of this pattern are called Model 1742 because they are shown in illustrations of that date prepared for the Duke of Cumberland. It was probably in use for some years prior to that time. Several variations are known. This type has a…

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Further simplification of the brass bilobate style is evident in this example. Although the triple tail at the knuckle bow's base is still present, only two branches remain on each side - with the lower one retaining the curved form of earlier days.…

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A hollow ivory grip with a green dyed spiraled surface adds color to this slender iron'hilted sword. Its faceted olive type pommel secures the tip of a slender knuckle bow, which, in turn, divides near its base to form an outboard horizontal guard…

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This English Long Land Service, first model “Brown Bess,” Musket was the standard shoulder weapon of the British foot soldier during the 18th century. Although the “Brown Bess” musket would undergo three model variations during the century, its…

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Fluting and pierced designs have been combined in this interesting semi-basket officer's hilt. Its knuckle bow's upper end is fastened to the pommel ring and adds three outboard branches plus a short inboard one as it descends to join the dished oval…

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As the dashing Hussars won acclaim from most northern continental countries in the mid 1700's, their uniforms and weapons were closely imitated. This included their light saber with a curved blade. It began to gain acceptance in England by the 1770's…

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Not all of these delicate cuttoes were mounted in silver. This fine piece, for example, has a brass hilt. Notice, too, the green dyed ivory grip, as well as the curved pommel plate bearing a raised face, and the contemporary designs engraved on the…

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This hilt illustrates some of the fine cut steel work from England contemporary with the last years of the War for Independence. The spaces between its side branches are now filled with prolific designs creating a semi-basket guard which also expands…

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This grenadier's grid pattern creates a surprisingly sturdy hilt. The red wool liner, backed by thin buckskin, remains, but may be a later addition. Its guard opens at the base to form three areas into which project open iron hearts. The antler grip…

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This English Land Service Musket follows the design of the standard shoulder weapon issued to the British foot soldier during the early decades of the 18th century. The English walnut stock supports the musket's iron barrel which is pinned to the…
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