US M1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER'S SWORD

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Item Code: 939-01

Foreign import, with Prussian term “Eisenhauer” [iron proof] embossed in cursive script above the obverse ricasso. Bright ding-free blade measuring 33.25” in length. Displays crisp floral markings & military trophies, as well as the “US” and “E Pluribus Unum.” Also traces of light condensation spotting. Missing its washer. Hilt assembly is symmetrical and slightly loose, with finely wrought “US”; gilt-work displays a dark coppery patina with minor dings & light scratching. Original shark-skin grip exhibits light wear; double-stranded wire-wrap is tight and attractive—metallic scabbard exhibits smooth plum colored patina with small patch of rust near drag. Gilt throat and carrying mounts display medium coppery patina and minor nicks consistent w/age and usage. Else VG and handsome. Fine Staff & Field display piece.   [jp]

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