Join Date: Jun 2015
Originally Posted by Ian
Your latest two examples belong firmly in your second group, even though the hilts are a "throw back" to an earlier style. The looping around of the lower part of the hilt to protect the fingers is not traditional, and dates from the mid-1940s as far as I know. I would put both of them as mid-20th C. in manufacture.
As always you are a font of knowledge.
I hadn't thought about the "knuckle guard."
Thanks very much.