SOLD A spectacular Antique late 18th century Polish cavalry sword “kościuszkówka ". DETAILS: A blued steel hilt with a knuckle guard, refracted twice at right angles, interrupted by five globular mouldings, including a pair of langets, and down - curved quillion, with bulbous terminal, retaining its original spirally carved ebony grip, surmounted by a faceted cap pommel. A well made curved single edged blade, cut with a broad full-length fuller, double-edged towards the point, with its original blued steel scabbard with two suspension rings.
This particular “kościuszkówka” sword is almost alike to its model, an actual sword which belonged to Tadeusz Kosciuszko, from which this type of sword took its name.
This type of hilt is known as the “kościuszkówka”, made in many varieties, but this particular one is the closest to its prototype, an actual sword of Tadeusz Kosciuszko, from which its name was adopted. The drawing of the Tadeusz Kosciuszko sword, which is in the collection of the Czartoryski Museum in Poland, is in the listing.
CONDITION: Considering its age of over 200 years, the sword is in its pristine original condition, the steel blade with its original finish, the hilt and the scabbard retaining its original bluing. No repairs or restorations whatsoever.
MEASUREMENTS: The overall length in the scabbard is approximately: 98 cm (38 5/8 in). The overall length without the scabbard is approximately: 95 cm (37 3/8 in). The length of the blade is approximately: 81.3 cm (32 in).
REFERENCES: “Historia Szabla Pisana, Czyli, Szable Znanych Polakow I i II Rzeczpospolitej” by Dr Wlodzimierz Kwasniewicz.
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