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    Hungarian Hussar Officer’s Saber, ca. 1760

    Hungarian Hussar Officer’s Saber, ca. 1760

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    The fearsome light cavalry hussars originated in Hungary in the 17th Century and were
    copied by nearly every Western nation until the 20th Century.  Known for their flamboyant
    uniforms, bravery, and brash tactics they were some of the most elite troops in Europe.
    This exceptional example features a broad curved 32 ½" single-edged blade with wide full-
    length single fuller; engraved on one side with “FRINGIA” and man-in-the-moon, sun face,
    and stars on the other.  Maker’s name “Weiz” engraved in script on the blade spine.  Brass
    stirrup hilt with double langets and long reverse quillon with faceted finial.  Knucklebow
    attached to the dove-head pommel and integral backstrap.  Wooden grip with original cord
    and leather wrap; large decorative brass rivet securing hilt to blade.  Original leather-
    covered wood scabbard with large ornate embossed brass mounts, twin carry rings, and
    reinforcing bands along the front and rear edges.  Numerous shallow dents to scabbard
    mounts typical of mounted use.  The superb blade is near excellent with sharp and clear
    markings, showing lamination and light scattered pitting.  Brass with even brown patina.
    Overall length 37", not including scabbard.  A nearly identical example recently sold at
    European auction for 7600 euro.

    Code
    SS1776
    Period
    18th Century

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