Silver Hilted, Probably American, Lion Head Hunting Sword/ Hanger, Circa 1775. 25 5/8" overall. The slightly curved 19¾" blade utilizes a narrow deep fuller at the top, a wider central fuller, and a 2½" false edge. Both fullers are unstopped to the tip. The hilt, fabricated entirely of silver, has a ferrule at the base that fits over the throat of the scabbard, S-shaped cross guard, die stamped on both sides with a Maltese Cross, and heavy silver chain attached at the mouth of the lion head. The lion head exhibits the distinctive detail of circular ears, and utilizes a capstan. The deeply spiral carved bone grip has a rich mellow patina, with an old ½" x ¾" repair at the base of the obverse. Expertly done, carved to match the original grip, and detracts little. There is no scabbard. A pretty sword, doubtless of American origin, and typical of those carried into battle by many American officers during the Revolution.

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