Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 1,750.00 USD
Estimated at 3,500.00 - 4,500.00 USD
Overall length: 36”. Blade length: 30 3/8”. The tricolor blade has a single wide fuller with blued decoration over the first 16 1/2" coupled with gold-highlighted etching and two 1 1/2" white foliate panels on each side. Etching includes a spray of arms, a spray of arms with a federal shield/liberty cap, and foliate motifs. The heavily gilded brass hilt features extraordinary languets that have oval federal shields with 15 stars in the upper section. Surrounding the shields is the motto “PARTA TUERI”, which translates to “TO PROTECT THE VICTORY”. Plain crossguard with a drop quillon. The exceptionally elaborate knuckle bow features reeding with acanthus leaves and beaded rope. The backstrap is decorated with various foliate motifs, culminating with a 4-acorn motif atop the bird’s head pommel. Carved, certifiably antique ivory grip. Gilded brass scabbard, featuring exuberant floral motifs with an eagle and glory between the suspension mounts. CONDITION: blade retains areas of original factory polish with only the slightest wear. Hilt retains virtually 100% of its original gilding. Grip shows one tight drying crack. Scabbard has a few tiny shallow dents but should be considered exceptional in both design and condition. Throat screw is missing. (02-22676/BF). $3,500-4,500.