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    U.S. Model 1850 Field & Staff Sword with Ruby Eyed Eagle Quillon by B. Kittredge Cinn Ohio. High grade sword with 32 3/4" blade, dark with areas of surface roughness, edge nicks and broken tip, the obverse lightly etched in central panel, floral and scroll motifs with U.S., the reverse with similar etching but utilizing a spread wing eagle, etched above the ricasso "B Kittredge Cinn Ohio" . Blade is slightly loose in guard. Basket hilt decoratively pierced incorporating the letters "US", shows 50% original gilt finish, quillon terminates in eagle head with ruby eyes, brass grip with acanthus leaf motif has deep patina but undented. Steel scabbard body has an old coat of black enamel mixed with dark bare steel, high quality mounts incorporate a central panel of engraved flowers and leaves surrounded by a sunburst of leaves. Reverse mounts omit the central panels. Drag shows some shallow dents.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    7th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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