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    Exceptional Quality, Fine Condition US Eaglehead Mounted Artillery Officer's Saber, ca. 1825. 30" curved blade profusely decorated for 2/3 its length. Fire blue background with gilt highlighted engraving including Indian head, large spread wing eagle with shield and panoply of arms on the obverse, the reverse with floral scrollwork and military trophies.

    Both sides of the blade also display two 2" white etched panels with floral motifs. Blade really excellent retaining touches of the original luster and 90% of the original fire blue and gilt, just some scattered staining and one tiny patch of very light pitting near the tip. The all brass hilt retains 80% of the original gilt. Knucklebow composed of interlocking scrolls with acanthus leaves where it joins the pommel. Shield shaped langets with lined background and tucked wing American eagle with shield, draped motif at the top. Disc shaped quillon with acanthus leaf decoration extending into the top of the guard. The well defined eagle pommel includes a backstrap which extends to the base of the grip with a brass ferrule. One piece ivory grips carved with spiral design. Nice mellow color, just one small chip at the top. There is no scabbard. A most impressive American militia officer's saber.


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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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