Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 1,200.00 USD
Estimated at 2,400.00 - 3,200.00 USD
Overall length: 32 1/2". Blade length: 25”. Blade has a single central medium fuller with a secondary fuller along the spine. The hilt is brass and appears to have the remnants of silver plating in less exposed areas. The S-shaped guard has a fanciful eagle decoration on each side with simple foliate motifs on both quillons. The knuckle bow is formed by a chain, and the pommel is a folky, though attractive, rendition of an eagle’s head with a large capstan ribbon. The grip is arsenic green-dyed, vertically reeded, and certifiably antique ivory. Scabbard also has brass mounts with vestiges of silver plating. The top mount has a similar eagle design to the crossguard on one side and the initials “TC” with a floral motif on the other. The middle mount has a simple decorative motif. The tip is iron and may not be original to the scabbard, but it fits quite well and looks attractive. The leather scabbard body has incised decoration throughout the top half of the scabbard. CONDITION: blade has a medium gray, mottled patina with scattered evidence of very light, cleaned pitting. The hilt shows light wear with only traces of original silver plating. The knuckle bow chain appears original, and the grip shows no damage. The scabbard is surprisingly solid and fits the sword well. (02-22670/BF). $2,400-3,200.