British Officer’s Spadroon, Late 18th Century
Dating from the American Revolutionary War Era, this is a wonderful example of a silver mounted Sword made by the famous English Sword Maker Francis Thurkle. This lovely Sword could have been carried by either a British or American Infantry Officer or possibly a Naval Officer. It is mounted with a straight unmarked fullered blade that measures 32 inches in length which remains in very nice condition with only some minor surface staining. The beautiful hallmarked silver guard is simple but tastefully designed and wears the initials of the original owner on the topside as well as the stamp of Francis Thurkle on the underside along with the English silver hallmarks. The fabulous green stained fluted carved bone hilt has survived in beautiful condition with only one chip on one side next to the ferrule, nevertheless does remain securely in place. Overall measuring 37 ¾ inches in length.