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    Birdhead Pommel US Militia Artillery Saber C. 1830. 30" curved blade with engraved decoration of floral/scrollwork retaining just traces of the original gilt highlighting. Blade generally smooth and gray with no nicks, rust or pitting. All brass hilt with plain round faced reverse P guard and disc quillon. Birdhead pommel with full backstrap. Very nicely and deeply carved ivory grip with exceptionally nice mellow patina, just one age hairline but perfectly sound. 3/8" brass ferrule at base. Hilt about perfect retaining 20% of the original gilt. Retains the upper 3/4 of the leather scabbard along with the middle mount with carrying ring, mount decorated with incised lines with dark patina. Scabbard missing the lower 6" and a 1" X 1/2" chip at the top. Good example of this form.

    From the estate of Houston collector Brent Burg.

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