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    Magnificent U.S. Circa 1830 Militia Infantry Officer's Saber. Stunning 30" curved blade. Decorated for the lower third with engraved, gilt highlighted, military and floral motifs, including American shield with stars. Retains 95% of the original brilliant fire blue and gilt. The middle third of the blade is decorated with white etching, including floral and scroll motifs and large liberty cap on pole, mint. The remainder of the blade is undecorated but absolutely mint with 100% brilliant luster. All brass hilt includes plain shield shaped langets, quillon with cast relief scroll decoration, unusual reverse P knucklebow composed of alternating decorated and plain 'balls'. Birdhead pommel with full backstrap. Beautifully carved ivory grip perfect, with wonderful mellow patina, and round faced 3/8" brass ferrule at the base. All brass scabbard about perfect retaining traces of the original silver wash. Just a couple of tiny shallow dents near the drag on the reverse and some old tape residue, easily removed. A really exceptional American militia infantry officer's saber.

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    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
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