victoriansword: English Dragoon’s Basket-Hilte…

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English Dragoon’s Basket-Hilted Backsword, c.1750

According to the basket hilt classification of Cyril Mazansky (British Basket-Hilted Swords: A Typology of Basket-type Sword Hilts, 2005), this is a type G-16. This hilt type features long bars and a cross-and-arrow motif. The grip has lost much of its fish skin covering, but retains its copper wire wrap. The blade appears to have the king’s head stamp of the Wundes family of Solingen, but as was the fashion of the day, it is stamped with the name ANDREA FERARA