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    American Infantry Officer's Saber with the Original Sword Belt C. 1820. The saber is all iron mounted with stirrup shaped knuckle bow, rectangular langets, flat cap pommel with diamond shaped rudimentary capstan. Wood grip with thin black leather wrap and twisted brass wire. Just some minor wear on the grip else the hilt is perfect with nice untouched patina. The 29 1/2" curved blade is near mint. Decorated for half its length retaining 98% of the original brilliant fire blue and gilt with just some very minor scattered light surface rust. The undecorated portion of the blade retains all of the original mint luster with just a few light scratches. Maker marked at the base of the blade in a gilt panel to Keller Solingen. Christoph Alexander Wilhelm von Keller, operated from 1817 to 1850 in Solingen. The scabbard which is in excellent sound condition with just some scuffing to the finish, and no cracks, bends or open seams, retains the upper and middle sheet iron mounts. Both mounts with carrying rings, which are still attached to the lower portion of the belt sword hangers, the upper mount also utilizing a frog stud. The lower mount/drag is missing. The original belt is of 2" wide red Moroccan leather. Now in two pieces, else excellent condition retaining both original sword hangers, one detached. The silvered copper plate is about identical to Plate 175 in O'Donnell & Campbell, in excellent untouched condition, retaining 70% of the original silver. A nice American officer's set from the first quarter of the 19th century.

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    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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