US NAVAL OFFICER’S EAGLE HEAD POMMEL SWORD WITH IVORY GRIP

$8,500.00

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Item Code: 870-56

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Eagle hilt with Eagle over Anchor guard, polished ivory grip & folding counter guard.

Manufactured: Import   Maker: Unmarked, likely Horstmann   Year: c1850   Model: Non-Regulation Eagle Pommel    Size: 28.5 inch blade

A massive Eagle pommel, ivory gripped Navy sword with feathers trailing down the backstrap to the guard. Five branches join the knuckle bow and there is a slot for the sword knot. A spread winged eagle resting on an anchor forms the guard design. The quillon is an acorn. The grip is beautiful polished ivory with dragoon twist wire. The center wire being dragoon twist. The quill back blade is deeply etched with foliate, a sailing ship, scroll work, United States Navy, foliate, a seaweed tangled trident and oar and ends with fancy scrolls. The reverse has foliate, an anchor surrounded with rays, an American Eagle with E. PU a torch, scrolls with a lobster and trident. The scabbard is back seamed leather with engraved brass mounts. The top mound has edge engraving. The middle mount has matching edge engraving with a large fouled anchor and the drag has acorn and oak leaf engraving. The drag blade is "U" shaped with serifs and a ball on the bottom.

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