Large 19th Century root-ball sword cane with a French blade.
The 588mm blade tapers to a needle-sharp point. The superbly balanced blade is in good condition with an even patina along its length. It should polish up nicely if desired. The base of the blade is stamped “France.”
The blade sheathes snugly within the body of the cane.
The bamboo root ball handle of the cane has a wonderful patina from years of use. The blade is held firmly within the crook handle and retains its leather washer. The base of the cane has a bi-metal, brass and iron ferrule. The wear to the ferrule testifies to the daily use of this cane.
The cane is very thick and robust and is in excellent condition. The fit of the blade in the body of the cane is excellent, the seam being invisible. The top of the cane bears the initials, A W P.
Total length 940mm. This is a big cane and the owner must have been a big man.Disclaimer: All sword canes sold by Bygone Blades are sold as historical collectables. They are sold for decorative collectable purposes only. In the United Kingdom and many other countries, it is a serious criminal offence to use a sword cane in public.