Hand Made Antique Ice Skates Forged Iron Blades Very Large Curl 7 1/2" circa 1850's
These outstanding, one of a kind handmade Ice Skates, circa 1850's, have forged iron blades with a VERY large curl diameter (from the ice to the tip of the curl) of 7 1/2" -the largest I have ever seen or had for sale.
They are a 'work of art'! The stand is included.
They are beautifully proportioned. The runners are gracefully hand forged. The exceptionally large curl continues to curl into a teardrop shape finial at the tip. The wood platforms are tapered in the middle. The screws at the heel are to prevent boot slippage. No makers marks evident.
Approximate Dimensions: Length 12" Height of the curl 7.5".
Reference: Antique Ice Skates by Russel Herner see p.13
Condition: As found. No evidence of repair, replaced parts or damage. See photos.