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    American Eaglehead Officer's Straight Sword C. 1840. 32" blade decorated for one third its length with engraved military and floral motifs highlighted with gilt on fire blue background. Retains 90% of the gilt and 80% of the original fire blue, the balance a smooth light gray patina with no nicks, rust or pitting. Plain scalloped edge knucklebow with disc quillon. Langets with spread wing eagle with shield cast on front, the reverse plain. Eaglehead with rather long neck, reeded bone plaque grips with decorative leaf embossed brass strips on either side and 1/2" sheet brass ferrule at base embossed with leaf decoration. Hilt overall about perfect with nice patina and traces of gilt. Attractive little sword.

    From the estate of Houston collector Brent Burg.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
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