Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Alexander Davison Sword-pistol

  • Alexander Davison was Admiral Lord Nelson’s friend

A sword-pistol once owned by a close friend of Admiral Lord Nelson was auctioned in Staffordshire. The weapon, which belonged to Alexander Davison, was recently on display at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

Cuttlestones, which is auctioning the weapon at Penkridge said it expected the sword-pistol to sell for £10,000 to £15,000. The weapon’s current owner Fred Pritchard. The weapon, which has a 65cm [25in] sword blade attached, was made by firearms manufacturer HW Mortimer in 1805.

Source: BBC History © 2012

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