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    A form we've not previously encountered.

    American Eaglehead Mounted Officer's Saber, Circa 1825. 38" overall with a curved 33.25" blade, 1.85" wide at the ricasso. Decorated for 2/3 its length with fire blue and gilt engraved scroll and military motifs including a spread wing American eagle, shield and motto on the obverse, and liberty cap on the reverse. The blade also displays white etched panels with scroll, leaf and classical motifs. Blade generally dark and smooth retaining traces of the fire blue, and 80% of the gilt, with some scattered patches of light pitting, and one small area with heavier pitting near the hilt on the reverse. The unusual hilt includes an all brass one piece grip and eaglehead. The face of the grip engraved with three flowers. Brass D-shaped guard with cast decoration of a form not previously encountered, with engraved disc quillon. Hilt perfect with nice dark untouched patina. Despite the seemingly disproportionate size of the hilt and the blade, the sword is unquestionably as manufactured, and completely untouched. An unusual and impressive eaglehead in a very rare form.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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