EAGLE HEAD US OFFICER'S SWORD C.1820-40
About the piece
Brass hilt with open mouth eagle pommel. Elaborate foliage cross guard with eagle on shield center. Original chain knuckle guard connecting the cross guard to the pommel. Ivory grip carved in three segments including fan splay to the bottom. 30 1/2" straight spadroon form blade decorated with foliage and early patriotic motifs including 15 star "stars and bars" shield and liberty cap on a pole. Excellent throughout for the period with the decoration crisp and good patina to the hilt. Grip with a few hair line checks as always encountered.