Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1281: Reproduction German/Swiss Style Basket Hilted Longsword

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Reproduction of Mid-16th Century German/Swiss Style Basket Hilted Longsword

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Reproduction of Mid-16th Century German/Swiss Style Basket Hilted Longsword

Manufacturer: None
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Type: Other
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Class: Other
Description:

This longsword was made, likely during the Victorian era, in a very similar style to South German and Swiss longswords of the mid-16th century. It has no visible maker's marks. The unsharpened blade is approximately 43 inches long with a center fuller that starts at the top of the guard and runs half the length of the blade with two decorative grooves on either side. The wire cupped-basket style guard has serpentine quillions with checkered acorn type finials. The two-handed grip appears to be carved hardwood finished black with a checkered scent stopper pommel. Overall length is approximately 60 inches.

Rating Definition:

Fine overall, showing mostly an attractive grey antique patina and some light pitting scattered throughout.



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