Military Infantry Shell Hilt Saber (DUSSAGGE)/Sinclairsabel (SINCLAIR SABER), #2450 Edged Weapons
A Wonderful Antique Infantry Shell Hilt Saber (DUSSAGGE) or SINCLAIRSABEL (SINCLAIR SABER), circa. late 16th century. 27" flat broad curved blade double-edged toward the point w/(2) fullers and some unidentified armourer's marks, iron hilt comprising flattened round vertically recurved quillons terminating in rounded tips, half-basket shell form guard joined to the knuckle-guard by an S-shaped diagonal bar, a single slender rounded arm projecting on the leading side and joined to both the rear quillon and thumb-ring by an inner diagonal, round ball pommel, and the grip retaining its original twisted multi gauge wire w/'turk's heads'. Patches of light pitting on surfaces. The ultimate Pirate sword !
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; D.R. 2012