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    Very Fine Circa 1820 Eagle Head U.S. Artillery Officer's Saber. 28½" wide curved blade, decorated for half its length with fire blue and gilt highlighted engraved military and scroll motifs. Riband at the base of the obverse "Warranted". Retains 70% of the original blue and gilt, otherwise smooth and gray with just a few tiny patches of light pitting and a few tiny nicks. Brass hilt retains 80% of the original gilt. The guard splits into branches at the base of the knuckle bow, which is fluted on the face with fan like design on the quillon. One piece ivory grip carved with swirl design with nice mellow color, eagle head with extremely fine definition. Original black leather scabbard with some flaking but very sound. Brass mounts with two carrying rings and a frog stud, mounts excellent with light patina. A very attractive sword.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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