Open half-basket hilted sword by Osborn & Gunby

Open half-basket hilted sword

Osborn & Gunby

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    • by cm excluding border ( by in)

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Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.

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Open half-basket hilted sword

Open half-basket hilted sword. The hilt consists of a gilt brass open basket similar to the infantry sword of 1822. In the centre is an openwork fouled anchor badge. There is a lion's-head pommel with short shell-shaped mane and fluted back-piece, and a white fish-skin grip bound with three wires. Blade is broad and heavy with a fairly pronounced curve, and is double-edged for 216mm from tip. The black leather scabbard is curved to fit the blade. Gilt top and mid locket are both fitted with a ring for suspension and there is a gilt chape. Inscribed on the obverse of the blade are, at the shoulder, warranted (in a scroll), 'Osborn' (surrounded with foliage Gunby's decoration), Neptune, Royal arms, all etched with foliage decoration. The reverse is inscribed with, at the shoulder, etched foliage decoration, fouled anchor over crossed guns, two fishes under globe and trophies, 'GR' under crown. It is possible that this sword has been rehilted - the Royal coat of arms bears the electoral bonnet abolished in 1816 - therefore the blade would appear to be earlier than the hilt which is similar to the 1822 infantry pattern sword.
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  • Image reference: E5443

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