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    Very Rare Circa 1820 American Grenadier/Artillery Officer's Short Sword/Hanger. This exquisite example is signed by F. H. Lambert of Philadelphia (firmly believe this is F. H. not J. H.), and exhibits superb condition. The 26½" curved blade is decorated with a background of brilliant fire blue with engraved scroll work and arms panoplies, highlighted in gilt. "F. H. Lambert" in a gilt panel at the base of the obverse with "Philadelphia" in a similar panel on the reverse. The blade is about mint retaining most of the brilliant luster, absolutely gorgeous. The brass hilt is in the form of the 18th century French pattern and utilizes a stirrup hilt, birdhead pommel with backstrap and a capstan. Leather covered grip with double strand twisted brass wire wrap also near perfect. The original leather scabbard with scalloped edge brass mounts exhibiting line decoration with two brass carrying rings and a frog stud. Mounts with just a few dents, scabbard with one weak spot just above the lower mount but intact, otherwise very fine. A very rare American sword in exceptional condition.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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