WAR OF 1812 PERIOD US MILITIA CAVALRY OFFICER'S SWORD
About the piece
Brass hilt with stirrup form guard slotted for a sword knot. Ribbed bone grip. 30 1/2" curved, broad, broad fullered blade. Scroll end blued segment first half, decorated with arms and drum splay one side, arms with Liberty Cap and Stars & Bars the other, both with gold inlay intact. The base with foliate splay each side with the gold a little weaker. The blue faded at the forte as well but quite bright for the balance. Hilt tight with good patina. Grip with a crack, small checks, chip to the heel and fine honey patina.