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This rare James Winner style sword is mounted with a 33" long, 1.25" wide blade with a single wide fuller running 8" short of the point. The 5" iron hilt is is distinctly of the James Winner fashion, with the knuckle bow fixed through a slot in the pommel. Wide, flat wooden grip has some original leather remaining, and the original single wire still present. Scattered areas of original japanning still present on the hilt. Sword is tight, with a very slight blade movement. There is some old silver paint on the blade, which shows shallow pitting at the foible.
A connoisseur [there aren't many] will recognize whether the maker was James Winner, Henry, Henkels, Nippes, or Deringer. Further information would be appreciated by this seller.
Identical hilts are shown in the Philip Medicus Collection, plates 72c, 73c, 89d, 107c.
Jacque Andrews - PHILADELPHIA GUNMAKERS AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE 'MARYLAND SWORD' http://asoac.org/bulletins/89_andrews_sword.pdf
Stuart C. Mowbray - AMERICAN SWORDS FROM THE PHILIP MEDICUS COLLECTION