SOLD – Silver and Ivory Smallsword

This is a great example of a late smallsword made around the second half of the 19th century in Germany. The hilt is silver, or silver plated and the grip is made of ivory, a very unusual material. The hilt and guard are very elaborately decorated.

The blade is blued on the foible with remnants of gilt in the various engravings. The whole sword would be quite easily associated with the late 18th century, if it wasn’t for the swordsmith’s hallmark of Clemen and Jung from Solingen who were active fro 1860 until 1999. Althoug the maker had an extensive history, the blade is most likely from the 19th century because of the presence of elephant ivory which mostly fell out of use in swordmaking in the early 1900s.

A great example of a high class smallsword, built in a later period but with a functionnal sword in mind.


*Please not that due to the presence of ivory, any exports outside of Canada will have to go through CITES. I have experience with this process, so do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

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