A Very Rare Massive Military Infantry Saber (DUSSAGGE)/Sinclairsabel (SINCLAIR SABER)
A Very Rare Massive Antique Infantry Saber known as a (DUSSAGGE) or SINCLAIRSABEL (SINCLAIR SABER), circa. late 16th century. 33.5" flat broad 1.5" curved blade double-edged toward the unique 'hatchet' point with double fuller; iron hilt comprising flattened vertically re-curved quillons terminating in flaring tips with rounded ends; full-basket form guard of flattened circle intersected by a cross pattern, thumb-ring attached to lower flat guard; rounded bun-shaped pommel with details, and the grip retaining its original plait wire with upper and lower 'turk's heads'. Patches of light pitting on surfaces with a dark age patina overall. The ultimate Pirate sword !
39.25" overall length. No scabbard.
Note; This is a rare sword. Swords of this type are frequently referred to as Sinclairsabel, of which many were imported into Norway by Christian IV of Denmark and Norway. These are also referred to as the first forms of the Scottish Basket Hilt. Others are found in a wide number of preserved German and Austrian arsenals, including that at Graz in Styria.
Ref. See; p.385 Swords and Sword Makers of England and Scotland., by, Richard H. Bezdek.,
CONSIGNMENT; J. R. 2017