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This excellent English small-sword dates ca.1770. The studded hilt shows silver-plate worn to the underlying brass in the usual areas of the grip and pommel, otherwise most of the silver is present. Triangular hollow-ground 84 cm-long blade has acquired uniform dark patina, and is well-tempered, making this not only a beautiful epee de ville, but also a formidable self-defense weapon in the hands of a skilled gentleman-swordsman. Hilt is very tight, with no play, the point of the blade is somewhat blunted at the very tip. An unassuming, sturdy sword, dating to the time of the American Revolution.