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    Horsehead Pommel American Artillery Officer's Saber, Circa 1830. Generically a very rare form, this example being of a pattern we have not previously encountered. 35" overall with 30" curved blade decorated with gilded, engraved, floral and military motifs, including a primitive tucked wing eagle with riband and stars, beneath which is a riband with "Warranted". Blade generally smooth and dark with just a few small patches of light pitting, retaining 80% of the original gilt. The unique hilt incorporates a horsehead pommel with open mouth and integral backstrap chaised/engraved with the mane. The plain stirrup guard, with disc quillon, attaches underneath, rather than in the mouth as is normally encountered on these scarce swords. Polished wood grip with twisted silver wire and a ferrule at the base. Hilt retains 90% of the original gilt. Grip with a few chips at top and bottom but very sound with nice patina. There is no scabbard. A very rare American sword.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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