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Edged Weapon, Armor & Militaria
Edged Weapon, Armor & Militaria

Edged Weapon, Armor & Militaria

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RARE CONNECTICUT MARKED ENGLISH HANGER.

Lot # 1001 (Sale Order: 1 of 763)      

For a nearly identical hilt, see plate 57.S on page 80 of "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. This example appears to be English with a slightly curved blade stamped "WM./HAR/VEY" on both sides. There is a 6" false edge. The guard is of iron and forms a heart shape with a forward facing quillon. There is a semi-basket on the right side, which is typically observed on European grenadier hangers. The wooden grip is wrapped with shagrin and decorated with braided brass wire. The pommel has an integral capstan and is inscribed "Ct. / I+H / No. 25", probably for a colonial Connecticut regiment. CONDITION: Blade and hilt retain a dark brown patina with some scattered pitting. Some nicks to edge. Markings are certainly period and are clear. Grip shows some losses to wrap. A very good mid-18th century hanger. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 22 - 1/4"Overall Length: 28 - 1/4" Condition: Dimensions:

For a nearly identical hilt, see plate 57.S on page 80 of "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. This example appears to be English with a s...morelightly curved blade stamped "WM./HAR/VEY" on both sides. There is a 6" false edge. The guard is of iron and forms a heart shape with a forward facing quillon. There is a semi-basket on the right side, which is typically observed on European grenadier hangers. The wooden grip is wrapped with shagrin and decorated with braided brass wire. The pommel has an integral capstan and is inscribed "Ct. / I+H / No. 25", probably for a colonial Connecticut regiment. CONDITION: Blade and hilt retain a dark brown patina with some scattered pitting. Some nicks to edge. Markings are certainly period and are clear. Grip shows some losses to wrap. A very good mid-18th century hanger. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 22 - 1/4"Overall Length: 28 - 1/4" Condition: Dimensions:

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EXQUISITE ENGLISH PIERCED SILVER-HILTED SMALL SWORD AND SCABBARD BY BLAND, HALLMARKED FOR 1767.

Lot # 1002 (Sale Order: 2 of 763)      

This sword in very similar to one owned by George Washington, which can be seen in plate 222.S on page 135 of "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. The example shown has a very similar hilt. This is an unusually fine example with a straight, double-edged tapered blade with faceted faces and a deep partial fuller on each side. One side inscribed "T A M A S", the other "A I A L A". Solid silver hilt with date letter for 1767, as well as three other English hallmarks at the back of the knuckle bow on the left side. The guard has gadrooned edges and pierced scrolls throughout. Knuckle bow decorated with chased foliate scrolls in the center on both sides surrounded by sections of gadrooning. The ovoid pommel is pierced and has a turned capstan. The grip is wrapped with a silver band alternating with strands of braided silver wire. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with silver mounts. Throat mount is engraved with spiraling scrolls, en suite with guard, the back is inscribed "Bland / St. James". CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains a mostly bright surface with some scattered dark spotting. Hilt is unpolished and retains a dark grey patina, hallmarks are crisp. Grip excellent. Scabbard very good with a few minor scuffs, center mount is missing ring attachment. A very nice maker-marked sword of the highest quality. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 29"Overall Length: 35 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

This sword in very similar to one owned by George Washington, which can be seen in plate 222.S on page 135 of "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" by George C. ...moreNeumann. The example shown has a very similar hilt. This is an unusually fine example with a straight, double-edged tapered blade with faceted faces and a deep partial fuller on each side. One side inscribed "T A M A S", the other "A I A L A". Solid silver hilt with date letter for 1767, as well as three other English hallmarks at the back of the knuckle bow on the left side. The guard has gadrooned edges and pierced scrolls throughout. Knuckle bow decorated with chased foliate scrolls in the center on both sides surrounded by sections of gadrooning. The ovoid pommel is pierced and has a turned capstan. The grip is wrapped with a silver band alternating with strands of braided silver wire. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with silver mounts. Throat mount is engraved with spiraling scrolls, en suite with guard, the back is inscribed "Bland / St. James". CONDITION: Very good. Blade retains a mostly bright surface with some scattered dark spotting. Hilt is unpolished and retains a dark grey patina, hallmarks are crisp. Grip excellent. Scabbard very good with a few minor scuffs, center mount is missing ring attachment. A very nice maker-marked sword of the highest quality. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 29"Overall Length: 35 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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REVOLUTIONARY WAR AMERICAN DOG POMMEL HORSEMAN'S SABER.

Lot # 1003 (Sale Order: 3 of 763)      

For a similar example, see plate 336.S on page 173 of "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. This sword has a Spanish-style imported three fuller slightly curved blade. The brass hilt has a four-slot guard and a fluted knuckle bow. The dog's head pommel has a turned brass capstan on top. The grip is bone and has fluted sections with a brass ferrule at the base. Complete with an 18th century associated black leather scabbard with iron mount at the top. The scabbard also has its original leather frog and homespun strap. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with scattered spots of light pitting and darker patina. Hilt retains a mustard patina, showing some scattered marks from use and some minor bending to guard branches and knuckle bow. Grip excellent showing a honey patina with some hairline age cracks. Scabbard shows losses to surface and crazing with a small portion missing at the tip. Frog shows some losses and strap has been reattached. A nice and scarce form of an American Revolutionary War period cavalry saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 32 - 1/2"Overall Length: 38 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

For a similar example, see plate 336.S on page 173 of "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. This sword has a Spanish-style imported three f...moreuller slightly curved blade. The brass hilt has a four-slot guard and a fluted knuckle bow. The dog's head pommel has a turned brass capstan on top. The grip is bone and has fluted sections with a brass ferrule at the base. Complete with an 18th century associated black leather scabbard with iron mount at the top. The scabbard also has its original leather frog and homespun strap. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with scattered spots of light pitting and darker patina. Hilt retains a mustard patina, showing some scattered marks from use and some minor bending to guard branches and knuckle bow. Grip excellent showing a honey patina with some hairline age cracks. Scabbard shows losses to surface and crazing with a small portion missing at the tip. Frog shows some losses and strap has been reattached. A nice and scarce form of an American Revolutionary War period cavalry saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 32 - 1/2"Overall Length: 38 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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SILVER HILTED "AMERICAN LIGHT HORSE" OFFICER'S SABER.

Lot # 1004 (Sale Order: 4 of 763)      

This sword is featured in figure 579 on page 641 of "American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords" by Daniel D. Hartzler. Hartzler attributes these swords to New Orleans, Louisiana manufacture, as they have French style hilts. The extremely long, curved, single edged blade has a wide shallow fuller and a narrow deep fuller above. There are shaped blued panels with gilt decoration on both sides. The right side is engraved with an Indian chief's head, a banner that reads "AMERICAN / LT. HORSE" a patriotic Federal eagle, and a "WARRANTED" banner. The other side shows floral motifs, a splayed eagle with "UNITED / STATES" banner and a liberty cap and stand of arms. There is also a "WOOLEY, DEAKON" banner and an acanthus leaf at the ricasso. The solid silver stirrup hilt is in the French taste and has a knuckle-turned quillon. The knuckle bow has a faceted ovoid section in the center surrounded by a ball on each side. French pommel fluted on top with a faceted section below. Grip is of ivory and has checkered panels on each side and fluted sections on the top and bottom. CONDITION: Blade retains a spotted grey patina with some scattered areas of light pitting and generous traces of faded blue. Much of the gilt remains in engraved designs. Hilt retains a mellow patina with some darker areas. Grip shows yellowing from light exposure on one side and some age cracks. A very attractive American silver hilted cavalry saber. PROVENANCE: Show in figure 579 on page 641 of "American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords" by Daniel D. Hartzler. From the Collection of George M. Rapport. DMG. Blade Length: 36"Overall Length: 31 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

This sword is featured in figure 579 on page 641 of "American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords" by Daniel D. Hartzler. Hartzler attributes these swor...moreds to New Orleans, Louisiana manufacture, as they have French style hilts. The extremely long, curved, single edged blade has a wide shallow fuller and a narrow deep fuller above. There are shaped blued panels with gilt decoration on both sides. The right side is engraved with an Indian chief's head, a banner that reads "AMERICAN / LT. HORSE" a patriotic Federal eagle, and a "WARRANTED" banner. The other side shows floral motifs, a splayed eagle with "UNITED / STATES" banner and a liberty cap and stand of arms. There is also a "WOOLEY, DEAKON" banner and an acanthus leaf at the ricasso. The solid silver stirrup hilt is in the French taste and has a knuckle-turned quillon. The knuckle bow has a faceted ovoid section in the center surrounded by a ball on each side. French pommel fluted on top with a faceted section below. Grip is of ivory and has checkered panels on each side and fluted sections on the top and bottom. CONDITION: Blade retains a spotted grey patina with some scattered areas of light pitting and generous traces of faded blue. Much of the gilt remains in engraved designs. Hilt retains a mellow patina with some darker areas. Grip shows yellowing from light exposure on one side and some age cracks. A very attractive American silver hilted cavalry saber. PROVENANCE: Show in figure 579 on page 641 of "American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords" by Daniel D. Hartzler. From the Collection of George M. Rapport. DMG. Blade Length: 36"Overall Length: 31 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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ELABORATE GILT BRASS HORSE HEAD POMMEL OFFICER'S SABER WITH SCABBARD.

Lot # 1005 (Sale Order: 5 of 763)      

For a similar example, see page 96 of "Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812" by Richard H. Bezdek. This fantastic circa 1820 imported saber has a single fuller curved blade with elaborate etched designs on both sides for nearly the entire length of the blade. The right side features foliate scrolls, Lady Liberty, a stand of arms with a liberty pole, and detailed arms motifs including polearms. The other side has a large splayed patriotic eagle with an "E PLURIBUS UNUM" banner in its beak, an Indian chief with bow-and-arrow, and a Liberty pole. The original red wool washer is still present in front of the guard. The ornate reverse 'P' hilt is gilt brass and chased with high relief and detailed foliate motifs on both languettes, as well as the quillon and knucklebow. The pommel is a detailed chased and engraved bridled horse head with mane running onto backstrap. The ivory grip has bulbous sections decorated in grooves with three strands of braided and twisted copper wire. There is a turned gilt brass ferrule at the base. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains a mostly grey patina with scattered areas of darker heavy patina. Hilt retains about 80-90% original gilt finish with some wear on backstrap and high edges. Grip retains a honey patina with some minor chipping around pommel. Scabbard very good with some minor cracks and crazing to surface. Throat mount ring is absent and drag shows minor denting. Mounts retain about 70-80% original gilt finish. A very attractive and scarcely encountered American horse head pommel saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 31"Overall Length: 36" Condition: Dimensions:

For a similar example, see page 96 of "Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812" by Richard H. Bezdek. This fantastic circa 1820 imported saber has a single fuller curv...moreed blade with elaborate etched designs on both sides for nearly the entire length of the blade. The right side features foliate scrolls, Lady Liberty, a stand of arms with a liberty pole, and detailed arms motifs including polearms. The other side has a large splayed patriotic eagle with an "E PLURIBUS UNUM" banner in its beak, an Indian chief with bow-and-arrow, and a Liberty pole. The original red wool washer is still present in front of the guard. The ornate reverse 'P' hilt is gilt brass and chased with high relief and detailed foliate motifs on both languettes, as well as the quillon and knucklebow. The pommel is a detailed chased and engraved bridled horse head with mane running onto backstrap. The ivory grip has bulbous sections decorated in grooves with three strands of braided and twisted copper wire. There is a turned gilt brass ferrule at the base. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains a mostly grey patina with scattered areas of darker heavy patina. Hilt retains about 80-90% original gilt finish with some wear on backstrap and high edges. Grip retains a honey patina with some minor chipping around pommel. Scabbard very good with some minor cracks and crazing to surface. Throat mount ring is absent and drag shows minor denting. Mounts retain about 70-80% original gilt finish. A very attractive and scarcely encountered American horse head pommel saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 31"Overall Length: 36" Condition: Dimensions:

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RARE U.S. MODEL 1840 ENGINEER OFFICER'S SWORD.

Lot # 1006 (Sale Order: 6 of 763)      

Exceedingly rare 1840 Pattern US Engineer 1840 officer's sword. The small and elite Corps of Engineers drew top graduates from West Point. There were only 39 Engineer Officers at the time of this sword's production. They played a key role in the country's security in building forts and public projects, mapping the country's westward expansion, etc. This pattern was adopted for the corps shortly after the topographical department was split off into a separate organization (until 1863). Both organizations were small and their swords are correspondingly rare, with only a few known to exist. This sword used a triangular epee style blade reminiscent of a European small sword, but uses a quintessentially American motif for the gilt brass hilt: a coiled rattlesnake winds around the grip, its head at the pommel and tail with rattles at the base, resting inside the counterguard. Knuckle bow is flat, with floral motifs at top and bottom with star at center having clouds with Roman legion style thunderbolts jumping out above and below. Folding plain counterguard on reverse. Obverse with raised Engineer castle at center, 26 stars at left, large single star at right that unwinds in a floral spray along the lower edge. Blade is hollow ground, etched with floral motifs for twenty inches in each channel. "N.P. Ames / Cutler / Springfield" at base of reverse channel, with "U.S. Corps of Engineers" etched in reverse channel, with trophy arms and US flag above, and American eagle with ribbon under stars and sunburst before finial leafy vine. Black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Excellent. Lots of original gilt to the hilt with just minor wear to gilt on grip and some rubbing to high points of scroll on counterguard. Blade is bright, etching is very visible. Frosting is thin, but present. A few grey spots including two in area of corps etching, but the designation is still clear and fully legible. Black leather scabbard solid with good finish. Rings and stud present. Rubbing to edges of upper mount showing dark brass beneath. Small similar spots on middle mount. An extremely scarce sword in extremely good condition. (SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 31 - 3/4"Overall Length: 37 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

Exceedingly rare 1840 Pattern US Engineer 1840 officer's sword. The small and elite Corps of Engineers drew top graduates from West Point. There were only 39 Engineer Off...moreicers at the time of this sword's production. They played a key role in the country's security in building forts and public projects, mapping the country's westward expansion, etc. This pattern was adopted for the corps shortly after the topographical department was split off into a separate organization (until 1863). Both organizations were small and their swords are correspondingly rare, with only a few known to exist. This sword used a triangular epee style blade reminiscent of a European small sword, but uses a quintessentially American motif for the gilt brass hilt: a coiled rattlesnake winds around the grip, its head at the pommel and tail with rattles at the base, resting inside the counterguard. Knuckle bow is flat, with floral motifs at top and bottom with star at center having clouds with Roman legion style thunderbolts jumping out above and below. Folding plain counterguard on reverse. Obverse with raised Engineer castle at center, 26 stars at left, large single star at right that unwinds in a floral spray along the lower edge. Blade is hollow ground, etched with floral motifs for twenty inches in each channel. "N.P. Ames / Cutler / Springfield" at base of reverse channel, with "U.S. Corps of Engineers" etched in reverse channel, with trophy arms and US flag above, and American eagle with ribbon under stars and sunburst before finial leafy vine. Black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Excellent. Lots of original gilt to the hilt with just minor wear to gilt on grip and some rubbing to high points of scroll on counterguard. Blade is bright, etching is very visible. Frosting is thin, but present. A few grey spots including two in area of corps etching, but the designation is still clear and fully legible. Black leather scabbard solid with good finish. Rings and stud present. Rubbing to edges of upper mount showing dark brass beneath. Small similar spots on middle mount. An extremely scarce sword in extremely good condition. (SR). PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 31 - 3/4"Overall Length: 37 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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SILVER HILTED PILLOW POMMEL INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD OF MILO BURR, WITH SCABBARD.

Lot # 1007 (Sale Order: 7 of 763)      

This interesting sword has a straight single edged tapered blade with single fuller and a 7" false edge. Left side of ricasso stamped with an American eagle above "N. STARR". The hilt is most likely by Ward and Bartholomew. For a very similar example see plate 172 on page 189 of "American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords" by Daniel D. Hartzler. Milo Burr was from Connecticut, where Ward and Bartholomew worked. The silver reverse 'P' hilt has two piercings on the guard and a flattened five ball knuckle bow. The pillow pommel is well-formed and has a mushroom-shaped capstan. The grip is of reeded ivory and has a silver ferrule at the base. The original Moroccan leather washer is still in place at the top of the blade. Complete with its original brown leather scabbard with silver mounts. A yellowed label on the scabbard reads "Sword of Milo Burr / in General Training, year of 1828." Records indicate that Milo Burr was born in 1797 and died in 1872 in Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut. CONDITION: Very good "as found" condition. Blade retains almost all of its original polish and has a clear maker's stamp. A few scattered spots of darker patina. Hilt retains a dark unpolished patina and grip retains a nice honey patina, minor chip on underside, near where knuckle bow meets the pommel. Scabbard very good with some minor scuffing and some losses to edges of label. Mounts are unpolished. A very attractive identified silver hilted American officer's sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 32"Overall Length: 37 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

This interesting sword has a straight single edged tapered blade with single fuller and a 7" false edge. Left side of ricasso stamped with an American eagle above "N. STA...moreRR". The hilt is most likely by Ward and Bartholomew. For a very similar example see plate 172 on page 189 of "American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords" by Daniel D. Hartzler. Milo Burr was from Connecticut, where Ward and Bartholomew worked. The silver reverse 'P' hilt has two piercings on the guard and a flattened five ball knuckle bow. The pillow pommel is well-formed and has a mushroom-shaped capstan. The grip is of reeded ivory and has a silver ferrule at the base. The original Moroccan leather washer is still in place at the top of the blade. Complete with its original brown leather scabbard with silver mounts. A yellowed label on the scabbard reads "Sword of Milo Burr / in General Training, year of 1828." Records indicate that Milo Burr was born in 1797 and died in 1872 in Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut. CONDITION: Very good "as found" condition. Blade retains almost all of its original polish and has a clear maker's stamp. A few scattered spots of darker patina. Hilt retains a dark unpolished patina and grip retains a nice honey patina, minor chip on underside, near where knuckle bow meets the pommel. Scabbard very good with some minor scuffing and some losses to edges of label. Mounts are unpolished. A very attractive identified silver hilted American officer's sword. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 32"Overall Length: 37 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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SCARCE SECOND MODEL VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY SABER.

Lot # 1008 (Sale Order: 8 of 763)      

Production on the Second Model began in 1806 and ended in 1808. For another identical example, see page 87 of "Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812" by Richard H. Bezdek. Curved single edged blade with two fullers. Ricasso stamped "3" on the right and on the left with a small circle. Standard 2nd Model hilt with seven rectangular piercings on guard and a birds head pommel. Grip with bulbous sections, leather wrapped and decorated with a single strand of brass wire. Complete with its original steel scabbard with stud on throat mount. CONDITION: Blade has been sharpened and retains much original polish with some scattered frosting and darker patina. A few nicks to edge. Hilt retains a grey patina with scattered areas of darker patina. Grip leather shows some minor losses on both sides. Scabbard shows some denting and a small crack on back, near throat mount. Retains about 50-60% black paint otherwise turned to brown heavy patina. A scarce Virginia cavalry saber that probably saw Confederate use later in life. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 35"Overall Length: 40 - 1/4" Condition: Dimensions:

Production on the Second Model began in 1806 and ended in 1808. For another identical example, see page 87 of "Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812" by Richard H. B...moreezdek. Curved single edged blade with two fullers. Ricasso stamped "3" on the right and on the left with a small circle. Standard 2nd Model hilt with seven rectangular piercings on guard and a birds head pommel. Grip with bulbous sections, leather wrapped and decorated with a single strand of brass wire. Complete with its original steel scabbard with stud on throat mount. CONDITION: Blade has been sharpened and retains much original polish with some scattered frosting and darker patina. A few nicks to edge. Hilt retains a grey patina with scattered areas of darker patina. Grip leather shows some minor losses on both sides. Scabbard shows some denting and a small crack on back, near throat mount. Retains about 50-60% black paint otherwise turned to brown heavy patina. A scarce Virginia cavalry saber that probably saw Confederate use later in life. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 35"Overall Length: 40 - 1/4" Condition: Dimensions:

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3RD MODEL VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY CAVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD.

Lot # 1009 (Sale Order: 9 of 763)      

This model was manufactured between 1808 and 1814. Only 3,943 were made and they are very similar to the 2nd Model swords, except with slightly shorter and less curved blades. For another example, see page 88 of "Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812" by Richard H. Bezdek. Standard single edged slightly curved blade with two fullers on each side. Standard seven slot hilt with birds head pommel and six section leather wrapped grip with strand of brass wire. Complete with its original iron scabbard. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with scattered areas of corrosion and nicks to cutting edge. Hilt retains a brown surface with scattered pitting. Grip excellent showing some crazing to surface. Scabbard has been repainted and shows some minor denting. A nice southern cavalry saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 35"Overall Length: 40" Condition: Dimensions:

This model was manufactured between 1808 and 1814. Only 3,943 were made and they are very similar to the 2nd Model swords, except with slightly shorter and less curved bl...moreades. For another example, see page 88 of "Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812" by Richard H. Bezdek. Standard single edged slightly curved blade with two fullers on each side. Standard seven slot hilt with birds head pommel and six section leather wrapped grip with strand of brass wire. Complete with its original iron scabbard. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with scattered areas of corrosion and nicks to cutting edge. Hilt retains a brown surface with scattered pitting. Grip excellent showing some crazing to surface. Scabbard has been repainted and shows some minor denting. A nice southern cavalry saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 35"Overall Length: 40" Condition: Dimensions:

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RARE ROSE MARKED US MODEL 1812 CAVALRY SABER WITH SCABBARD.

Lot # 1010 (Sale Order: 10 of 763)      

Only 500 of the 1812 Contract sabers were produced by William Rose & Sons in Blockley Township, Pennsylvania. For an identical example (possibly this sword), see pages 80-81 of "Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812" by Richard H. Bezdek. This sword has a slightly curved unfullered blade that widens towards the clip point. Beveled edge and beveled false edge. The right side of the ricasso is stamped "W / V". The top of the spine is deeply stamped "W. ROSE". Original leather washer. Standard reverse 'P' iron hilt with bird head pommel and black leather wrapped grip, knucklebow faceted. Complete with its original iron scabbard with black finish. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with a couple nicks to edge and excellent markings, some sharpening and a small dished area to edge, where a nick or chip was removed during period. Hilt retains a dark brown patina. Grip retains most of original leather with some deterioration and losses. Scabbard retains generous areas of original finish, remainder with a brown patina. This is a very scarce and well marked Rose marked War of 1812 saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 34"Overall Length: 39 - 1/4" Condition: Dimensions:

Only 500 of the 1812 Contract sabers were produced by William Rose & Sons in Blockley Township, Pennsylvania. For an identical example (possibly this sword), see pages 80...more-81 of "Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812" by Richard H. Bezdek. This sword has a slightly curved unfullered blade that widens towards the clip point. Beveled edge and beveled false edge. The right side of the ricasso is stamped "W / V". The top of the spine is deeply stamped "W. ROSE". Original leather washer. Standard reverse 'P' iron hilt with bird head pommel and black leather wrapped grip, knucklebow faceted. Complete with its original iron scabbard with black finish. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with a couple nicks to edge and excellent markings, some sharpening and a small dished area to edge, where a nick or chip was removed during period. Hilt retains a dark brown patina. Grip retains most of original leather with some deterioration and losses. Scabbard retains generous areas of original finish, remainder with a brown patina. This is a very scarce and well marked Rose marked War of 1812 saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 34"Overall Length: 39 - 1/4" Condition: Dimensions:

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EARLY ARTILLERY OFFICER'S SABER.

Lot # 1011 (Sale Order: 11 of 763)      

This sword is featured on page 276 of "American Swords & Sword Makers: Volume II" by Richard H. Bezdek. Bezdek dates the sword circa 1805-1810. The American blade is slightly curved and is half-blued with early gilt designs including a sun-in-splendor, floral motifs, and stands of arms on one side. The other side has florals and an early federal eagle with an "E. PLURIBUS UNUM" banner above. The brass stirrup hilt has a forward curved quillon. Early brass birds head pommel with integral backstrap. Leather wrapped grip with strands of brass wire and a large brass ferrule at the base. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with brass throat mount complete with frog stud. CONDITION: Blade retains about 60-70% original fire blue finish with some fading and thinning, remainder retains much original polish with some darker areas and a couple nicks to edge and sharpening marks. Hilt retains a mustard patina. Grip wire slightly loose in some areas and leather shows some losses. Scabbard leather is crazed and shows some minor surface losses, drag is absent. A very early and attractive American example. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 25"Overall Length: 30" Condition: Dimensions:

This sword is featured on page 276 of "American Swords & Sword Makers: Volume II" by Richard H. Bezdek. Bezdek dates the sword circa 1805-1810. The American blade is sli...moreghtly curved and is half-blued with early gilt designs including a sun-in-splendor, floral motifs, and stands of arms on one side. The other side has florals and an early federal eagle with an "E. PLURIBUS UNUM" banner above. The brass stirrup hilt has a forward curved quillon. Early brass birds head pommel with integral backstrap. Leather wrapped grip with strands of brass wire and a large brass ferrule at the base. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with brass throat mount complete with frog stud. CONDITION: Blade retains about 60-70% original fire blue finish with some fading and thinning, remainder retains much original polish with some darker areas and a couple nicks to edge and sharpening marks. Hilt retains a mustard patina. Grip wire slightly loose in some areas and leather shows some losses. Scabbard leather is crazed and shows some minor surface losses, drag is absent. A very early and attractive American example. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 25"Overall Length: 30" Condition: Dimensions:

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UNITED STATES 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER'S SWORD

Lot # 1012 (Sale Order: 12 of 763)      

Silver gripped US 1850 pattern staff and field officer's saber with British 1822 style scabbard with brass mounts. Standard configuration hilt with channeled silver grip, alternating smooth and faceted ridges. Twisted brass binding wire with border wires in place. Grip is contoured to "S" shape. Blade etching is foliate, panoply with US flag and "US" on reverse; foliate, panoply, American eagle with motto ribbon overhead. Scabbard brown with plain brass drag, rings and ring mounts, and throat. CONDITION: Medium patina to the brass. Dents to the upper grip at the pommel edge left and right. Blade pad in place. Legible etching but no frosting. Smooth metal, good edge and point, no nicks. Light silver-grey with grey spots. Some brown just at the guard on reverse. Scabbard very good. Sword seats, but with slight gap at front edge of throat and is likely a substitute scabbard. Scabbard is 33-1/4" top of throat to tip of drag. Smooth brown color, patina to brass. One very slight ding top edge, 9" from tip. SRBlade Length: 32"Overall Length: 37 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

Silver gripped US 1850 pattern staff and field officer's saber with British 1822 style scabbard with brass mounts. Standard configuration hilt with channeled silver grip,...more alternating smooth and faceted ridges. Twisted brass binding wire with border wires in place. Grip is contoured to "S" shape. Blade etching is foliate, panoply with US flag and "US" on reverse; foliate, panoply, American eagle with motto ribbon overhead. Scabbard brown with plain brass drag, rings and ring mounts, and throat. CONDITION: Medium patina to the brass. Dents to the upper grip at the pommel edge left and right. Blade pad in place. Legible etching but no frosting. Smooth metal, good edge and point, no nicks. Light silver-grey with grey spots. Some brown just at the guard on reverse. Scabbard very good. Sword seats, but with slight gap at front edge of throat and is likely a substitute scabbard. Scabbard is 33-1/4" top of throat to tip of drag. Smooth brown color, patina to brass. One very slight ding top edge, 9" from tip. SRBlade Length: 32"Overall Length: 37 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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LOT OF 2: AMERICAN REVERSE-P HILTED CAVALRY SABERS WITH DECORATED BLADES.

Lot # 1013 (Sale Order: 13 of 763)      

Lot consists of: two American cavalry sabers patterned on the British 1796 pattern light cavalry saber that were very popular with mounted officers and troops from 1800 and the War of 1812 into the 1840's. Both have reverse-P hilts with birdshead pommels, crossguards with langets, etched blades and metal scabbards, likely Birmingham made, but certainly for the American market. (A) Mounted with gilt brass hilt and scabbard. Bone grip is carved with bands and spiral grooves. Blade is blue, gilt, and bright etched. Obverse is drypoint etched with two floral motifs and a panoply of arms, all gold washed on blue, separated by two etched bright panels. The blue terminates in a flame-like, scrolling, floral spray. Reverse has a similar arrangement of etched motifs, but the panoply has the dealer name "Spies" in an arc. Adam Spies began his career as an apprentice working for Christopher and D.D. Wolfe, and even represented that firm in England for several years before striking out on his own in New York. CONDITION: Excellent hilt with no chipping to grip and significant gilt on the brass. Reverse etching rubbed slightly just above the ricasso and on the obverse some grey spotting on the blue floral flourish ending the panel at mid-blade. Bright, smooth metal above the blue panel on both sides. Scabbard is very good, no gilt remaining, but mellow brass and no dents. Throat and rings in place. (B) Faceted iron hilt showing mostly bright. Backstrap has side ears. Ferrule is faceted as well. Grip is black leather with thin iron wire, set in three twisted strands. Blade is drypoint etched and gold washed on a blue panel terminating in floral spray and scroll. Obverse with gilt scrolling foliage with a pole and liberty cap at center. A broad American eagle with upraised wings and E Pluribus Unum ribbon in its beak and somewhat square shield on its chest has floral scrolls above and below. Reverse of blade has gilt trophy of arms at bottom with "WARRANTED" in a cloud edged scroll. Above that a mounted dragoon flourishes his saber, with a small panoply of arms overhead and two scrolling floral sections that mirror the termination of the blue panel in floral scrolls. The blade has a broad tip and an impressive kilij style back edge extending ten inches from the tip. CONDITION: Two loose strands of wire on the grip. Minor dark spotting on the hilt. Vivid gold and blue on the blade, which has a good edge and point. Scattered grey spotting to the bright metal above the blue panels on either side. Blue panels retain most of their gilt border lines at the edges. A rubbed gilt panel 2-1/2" long on the back edge next to the guard probably contained a US retailer's name. This is an impressive pair of American sabers from the early 1800s. Blade Length: (A) 31" (B) 33"Overall Length: (A) 35 - 1/2" (B) 38" Condition: Dimensions:

Lot consists of: two American cavalry sabers patterned on the British 1796 pattern light cavalry saber that were very popular with mounted officers and troops from 1800 a...morend the War of 1812 into the 1840's. Both have reverse-P hilts with birdshead pommels, crossguards with langets, etched blades and metal scabbards, likely Birmingham made, but certainly for the American market. (A) Mounted with gilt brass hilt and scabbard. Bone grip is carved with bands and spiral grooves. Blade is blue, gilt, and bright etched. Obverse is drypoint etched with two floral motifs and a panoply of arms, all gold washed on blue, separated by two etched bright panels. The blue terminates in a flame-like, scrolling, floral spray. Reverse has a similar arrangement of etched motifs, but the panoply has the dealer name "Spies" in an arc. Adam Spies began his career as an apprentice working for Christopher and D.D. Wolfe, and even represented that firm in England for several years before striking out on his own in New York. CONDITION: Excellent hilt with no chipping to grip and significant gilt on the brass. Reverse etching rubbed slightly just above the ricasso and on the obverse some grey spotting on the blue floral flourish ending the panel at mid-blade. Bright, smooth metal above the blue panel on both sides. Scabbard is very good, no gilt remaining, but mellow brass and no dents. Throat and rings in place. (B) Faceted iron hilt showing mostly bright. Backstrap has side ears. Ferrule is faceted as well. Grip is black leather with thin iron wire, set in three twisted strands. Blade is drypoint etched and gold washed on a blue panel terminating in floral spray and scroll. Obverse with gilt scrolling foliage with a pole and liberty cap at center. A broad American eagle with upraised wings and E Pluribus Unum ribbon in its beak and somewhat square shield on its chest has floral scrolls above and below. Reverse of blade has gilt trophy of arms at bottom with "WARRANTED" in a cloud edged scroll. Above that a mounted dragoon flourishes his saber, with a small panoply of arms overhead and two scrolling floral sections that mirror the termination of the blue panel in floral scrolls. The blade has a broad tip and an impressive kilij style back edge extending ten inches from the tip. CONDITION: Two loose strands of wire on the grip. Minor dark spotting on the hilt. Vivid gold and blue on the blade, which has a good edge and point. Scattered grey spotting to the bright metal above the blue panels on either side. Blue panels retain most of their gilt border lines at the edges. A rubbed gilt panel 2-1/2" long on the back edge next to the guard probably contained a US retailer's name. This is an impressive pair of American sabers from the early 1800s. Blade Length: (A) 31" (B) 33"Overall Length: (A) 35 - 1/2" (B) 38" Condition: Dimensions:

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LOT OF 2: MODEL 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER'S SABERS, ONE BY HORSTMANN.

Lot # 1014 (Sale Order: 14 of 763)      

Lot consists of: two US Model 1850 Staff and Field Officer's Swords with scabbards. These were the Civil War regulation swords for officers ranking Major and above, and for officers doing staff duty at regimental level or above, all of whom would serve mounted, requiring longer blades and sturdier metal scabbards than foot officers. Both swords are brass hilted with open work guards filled with floral motifs and a cutout "US" between the branches in the counterguard. Grips are grey sharkskin bound with twisted wire. (A) Blade is deeply etched with the William H. Horstmann and Son, Philadelphia etched on the obverse above the ricasso. Above that is a panoply of arms, floral scrolls with American, shield and arms, eagle with E Pluribus Unum ribbon overhead with more floral scroll and flame-ended panel. Reverse has geometric and floral panel, two panoplies of arms, etched "US", floral scrolls and flame ended panel. Reverse ricasso with king's-head mark of Gebruder Weyersberg of Solingen, blade makers with whom Horstmann has a long-standing association. (B) Unmarked. Plain blade. CONDITION: (A) Metal is bright and etching is vivid. Small patches of raised rust for 6" near the tip. Light on the obverse. More severe on the reverse, but both sides should clean and neither touches the etching. Sharkskin and single twisted wire in place on the grip. Untouched patina to brass. Plain scabbard mounts. Scabbard in the white. Four small dings on lower scabbard. (B) Aged patina to brass hilt. Sharkskin in place. Coiled wire binding with short section of flanking single wires. Good brown to scabbard. Mounts are plain with simple punch dots on bands. Blade shows smooth silver grey with some brown spots. Faint trace of palmette at obverse base indicating it was cleaned a long time ago. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 3/4" (B) 31 - 5/8"Overall Length: (A) 38" (B) 37 - 3/8" Condition: Dimensions:

Lot consists of: two US Model 1850 Staff and Field Officer's Swords with scabbards. These were the Civil War regulation swords for officers ranking Major and above, and f...moreor officers doing staff duty at regimental level or above, all of whom would serve mounted, requiring longer blades and sturdier metal scabbards than foot officers. Both swords are brass hilted with open work guards filled with floral motifs and a cutout "US" between the branches in the counterguard. Grips are grey sharkskin bound with twisted wire. (A) Blade is deeply etched with the William H. Horstmann and Son, Philadelphia etched on the obverse above the ricasso. Above that is a panoply of arms, floral scrolls with American, shield and arms, eagle with E Pluribus Unum ribbon overhead with more floral scroll and flame-ended panel. Reverse has geometric and floral panel, two panoplies of arms, etched "US", floral scrolls and flame ended panel. Reverse ricasso with king's-head mark of Gebruder Weyersberg of Solingen, blade makers with whom Horstmann has a long-standing association. (B) Unmarked. Plain blade. CONDITION: (A) Metal is bright and etching is vivid. Small patches of raised rust for 6" near the tip. Light on the obverse. More severe on the reverse, but both sides should clean and neither touches the etching. Sharkskin and single twisted wire in place on the grip. Untouched patina to brass. Plain scabbard mounts. Scabbard in the white. Four small dings on lower scabbard. (B) Aged patina to brass hilt. Sharkskin in place. Coiled wire binding with short section of flanking single wires. Good brown to scabbard. Mounts are plain with simple punch dots on bands. Blade shows smooth silver grey with some brown spots. Faint trace of palmette at obverse base indicating it was cleaned a long time ago. Blade Length: (A) 31 - 3/4" (B) 31 - 5/8"Overall Length: (A) 38" (B) 37 - 3/8" Condition: Dimensions:

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LOT OF THREE EAGLE POMMEL SWORDS WITH SCABBARDS.

Lot # 1015 (Sale Order: 15 of 763)      

Lot consists of three swords with brass eagle pommels and bone grips ranging from circa 1805-1835. (A) Chain guard, checked and channeled bone grip. 1834 style blade, with bright etched floral and military motifs. Langets is shell form. Abstract acorn finials to crossguard. CONDITION: Excellent. Nice gilt to pommel. Slight shrinkage cap along back of grip. Blade with good edge and point, bright, with very visible etching on frosted panels. Brass mounted steel scabbard very good. Dull silver gray. Medium color to brass matching hilt. Some gray and brown spots lower edge and near mounts and dusting of brown overall. (B) Short saber, five ball knucklebow and counterguard circa 1805. Oval reeded grips very good. Blue and gilt blade. Floral and martial motifs with gilt highlights featuring a US Shield. CONDITION: Very good. Blade shows gray with dark gray and brown spots. Some raised brown in the blue panels. Pommel with some play. Brass mounted leather scabbard solid with crazing to surface, toned mounts. (C) Bright brass hilt, reverse-P guard, grooved bone grip. American eagle on obverse shield langet. Blue and gilt blade with small floral and martial motifs circa 1810-20. CONDITION: Good. Blade shows gray with dark gray and brown staining to upper portion. Blue good, but gilt is mostly rubbed. Scabbard shows wear to surface. Bass drag present and bright. Upper mount loose and with dark patina. Stud and ring with part of saber sling attached. No middle mount. (SR)Blade Length: (A) 30 - 7/8" (B) 27 - 3/4" (C) 30"Overall Length: (A) 36 - 5/8" (B) 33 - 1/4" (C) 35 - 1/4" Condition: Dimensions:

Lot consists of three swords with brass eagle pommels and bone grips ranging from circa 1805-1835. (A) Chain guard, checked and channeled bone grip. 1834 style blade, wit...moreh bright etched floral and military motifs. Langets is shell form. Abstract acorn finials to crossguard. CONDITION: Excellent. Nice gilt to pommel. Slight shrinkage cap along back of grip. Blade with good edge and point, bright, with very visible etching on frosted panels. Brass mounted steel scabbard very good. Dull silver gray. Medium color to brass matching hilt. Some gray and brown spots lower edge and near mounts and dusting of brown overall. (B) Short saber, five ball knucklebow and counterguard circa 1805. Oval reeded grips very good. Blue and gilt blade. Floral and martial motifs with gilt highlights featuring a US Shield. CONDITION: Very good. Blade shows gray with dark gray and brown spots. Some raised brown in the blue panels. Pommel with some play. Brass mounted leather scabbard solid with crazing to surface, toned mounts. (C) Bright brass hilt, reverse-P guard, grooved bone grip. American eagle on obverse shield langet. Blue and gilt blade with small floral and martial motifs circa 1810-20. CONDITION: Good. Blade shows gray with dark gray and brown staining to upper portion. Blue good, but gilt is mostly rubbed. Scabbard shows wear to surface. Bass drag present and bright. Upper mount loose and with dark patina. Stud and ring with part of saber sling attached. No middle mount. (SR)Blade Length: (A) 30 - 7/8" (B) 27 - 3/4" (C) 30"Overall Length: (A) 36 - 5/8" (B) 33 - 1/4" (C) 35 - 1/4" Condition: Dimensions:

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U.S. MODEL 1833 DRAGOON SABER WITH SCABBARD.

Lot # 1016 (Sale Order: 16 of 763)      

Regulation US 1833 pattern saber for enlisted dragoons. Standard pattern hilt, blade and scabbard. Blade etched "United States" over a leafy branch on reverse. Obverse etched "NP Ames / Cutler / Springfield / 183[?]" near base of blade. Inscription is rubbed down the right side. The last digit of the date is not clear, but the inspector's initial TW are crisp near the guard and according to Thillmann he only worked only in 1837. CONDITION: Brass hilt shows mellow untouched patina. "ORD / HKC" stamp on inside of counterguard. Brown leather grip wrap with about seventy percent of finish with some lighter brown showing. Coiled wire binding complete and in place. Blade pad a replacement. Good edge and point. Some scattered grey spots. One patch gray speckling 10" from guard on obverse. Color largely steel grey or subdued silver. Etching readily visible. Scabbard complete with drag, rings and throat and appears to show original lacquer. Small bit of tape residue between mounts that should clean. A nice example of a dragoon saber. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 34"Overall Length: 39 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

Regulation US 1833 pattern saber for enlisted dragoons. Standard pattern hilt, blade and scabbard. Blade etched "United States" over a leafy branch on reverse. Obverse et...moreched "NP Ames / Cutler / Springfield / 183[?]" near base of blade. Inscription is rubbed down the right side. The last digit of the date is not clear, but the inspector's initial TW are crisp near the guard and according to Thillmann he only worked only in 1837. CONDITION: Brass hilt shows mellow untouched patina. "ORD / HKC" stamp on inside of counterguard. Brown leather grip wrap with about seventy percent of finish with some lighter brown showing. Coiled wire binding complete and in place. Blade pad a replacement. Good edge and point. Some scattered grey spots. One patch gray speckling 10" from guard on obverse. Color largely steel grey or subdued silver. Etching readily visible. Scabbard complete with drag, rings and throat and appears to show original lacquer. Small bit of tape residue between mounts that should clean. A nice example of a dragoon saber. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 34"Overall Length: 39 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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FINE GILT BRASS INFANTRY OFFICER'S SPADROON MARKED WOOLEY DEAKON WITH SCABBARD.

Lot # 1017 (Sale Order: 17 of 763)      

Straight single edged tapered blade with wide single fuller. Panels of blued and gilded decoration on both sides. Right side shows a liberty cap, Indian head-dress and floral motifs, other side a patriotic eagle and floral motifs. Left side of ricasso gilded and inscribed "Wooley/Deakon". The gilt brass reverse 'P' hilt has a forward curved quillon and a pillow pommel with capstan. Grip is of fluted ivory. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains about 70-80% of its original polish, blue, and gilt with some areas frosted or faded. Hilt retains about 90-95% original gilt finish and grip is very good. Scabbard shows flaking to surface and mounts retain about 90% original gilt finish. Scabbard shows one minor tear. A very high quality and high condition example of an early pillow pommel saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 31 - 1/2"Overall Length: 37" Condition: Dimensions:

Straight single edged tapered blade with wide single fuller. Panels of blued and gilded decoration on both sides. Right side shows a liberty cap, Indian head-dress and fl...moreoral motifs, other side a patriotic eagle and floral motifs. Left side of ricasso gilded and inscribed "Wooley/Deakon". The gilt brass reverse 'P' hilt has a forward curved quillon and a pillow pommel with capstan. Grip is of fluted ivory. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains about 70-80% of its original polish, blue, and gilt with some areas frosted or faded. Hilt retains about 90-95% original gilt finish and grip is very good. Scabbard shows flaking to surface and mounts retain about 90% original gilt finish. Scabbard shows one minor tear. A very high quality and high condition example of an early pillow pommel saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 31 - 1/2"Overall Length: 37" Condition: Dimensions:

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BRASS HILTED "HONOR AND MY COUNTRY" INSCRIBED SABER WITH SCABBARD.

Lot # 1018 (Sale Order: 18 of 763)      

This beautiful saber is an American mounting, circa 1792, of an import blade, likely of German make, with lustrous bluing and drypoint etched motifs with gilt wash and highlights. The blue extends 11" from the guard on either side and terminates with flat ends. The obverse is etched with a short geometric and floral panel just above the narrow ricasso. Above that at panoply of arms with a liberty cap on a pole leads to the principle motif: a large American eagle with a US shield on its chest, fifteen stars overhead, and a knotted ribbon above, reading E Pluribus Unum. The motifs are topped with a wreath of victory and a finely detailed seven-pointed star. The reverse has a similar geometric and floral panel at the base, with a small floral motif above. The uppermost element is panoply of crossed cannons, flags and a liberty cap rising above, atop a pole. The principle element, however, is a boldly etched, "HONOUR AND MY COUNTRY" just below that panoply. The grip is a simple wood grip with black finish, very American in its simplicity, with a simple, round, channeled pommel. The guard is narrow, flaring slightly along the underside to display beveled edges forming an elongated diamond on the exterior, before tapering in again to form a narrow, flat-sided counterguard with a slightly curved flat quillon that ends with a squared off tip, echoing the simple ends of the blued panels. Scabbard is brown leather with dark brown leather collar. CONDITION: Excellent. Very slight thinning to the blue in the upper areas, for the most part rich with good luster. Motifs are gold filled and given bright border highlighting. Gilt border lines are visible to blue panels. Upper blade is grey with dark grey spotting, but good edge and point. Grip has very slight play, shows minor wear to the black finish at points of contact for ridge of holder's palm and finger tips. Scabbard is excellent. No breaks. Good seam. Mixed brown and black with overall crazing and flaking to thin finish, but showing well. No mounts and likely never had any. The throat has narrow leather band sewn around it that may have held a ring or other form of attachment to a belt or baldric. It is possible another such band with a ring was positioned at the midpoint and is now missing. Intact leather scabbards of the period are very rare. A very beautiful sword with quintessentially American hilt form and motifs of the early Republic. (SR)Blade Length: 32 - 1/4"Overall Length: 38" Condition: Dimensions:

This beautiful saber is an American mounting, circa 1792, of an import blade, likely of German make, with lustrous bluing and drypoint etched motifs with gilt wash and hi...moreghlights. The blue extends 11" from the guard on either side and terminates with flat ends. The obverse is etched with a short geometric and floral panel just above the narrow ricasso. Above that at panoply of arms with a liberty cap on a pole leads to the principle motif: a large American eagle with a US shield on its chest, fifteen stars overhead, and a knotted ribbon above, reading E Pluribus Unum. The motifs are topped with a wreath of victory and a finely detailed seven-pointed star. The reverse has a similar geometric and floral panel at the base, with a small floral motif above. The uppermost element is panoply of crossed cannons, flags and a liberty cap rising above, atop a pole. The principle element, however, is a boldly etched, "HONOUR AND MY COUNTRY" just below that panoply. The grip is a simple wood grip with black finish, very American in its simplicity, with a simple, round, channeled pommel. The guard is narrow, flaring slightly along the underside to display beveled edges forming an elongated diamond on the exterior, before tapering in again to form a narrow, flat-sided counterguard with a slightly curved flat quillon that ends with a squared off tip, echoing the simple ends of the blued panels. Scabbard is brown leather with dark brown leather collar. CONDITION: Excellent. Very slight thinning to the blue in the upper areas, for the most part rich with good luster. Motifs are gold filled and given bright border highlighting. Gilt border lines are visible to blue panels. Upper blade is grey with dark grey spotting, but good edge and point. Grip has very slight play, shows minor wear to the black finish at points of contact for ridge of holder's palm and finger tips. Scabbard is excellent. No breaks. Good seam. Mixed brown and black with overall crazing and flaking to thin finish, but showing well. No mounts and likely never had any. The throat has narrow leather band sewn around it that may have held a ring or other form of attachment to a belt or baldric. It is possible another such band with a ring was positioned at the midpoint and is now missing. Intact leather scabbards of the period are very rare. A very beautiful sword with quintessentially American hilt form and motifs of the early Republic. (SR)Blade Length: 32 - 1/4"Overall Length: 38" Condition: Dimensions:

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LOT OF 5: FOUR EAGLE POMMELS AND ONE MILITIA SWORD.

Lot # 1019 (Sale Order: 19 of 763)      

Lot consists of: five swords circa 1840. (A) Eagle pommel, no scabbard. Bone hilt. Narrow spadroon blade. CONDITION: Good. Hilt has good floral detail and work to back and under straps, but guard has disengaged from pommel and pin is missing. American eagle on counterguard. Rubbing to blue on blade. Gilt wash on etched motifs good. Brown and grey stains to upper portion of blade. (B) Eagle pommel with reverse 'P' guard. No scabbard. Narrow spadroon blade. Eagle on small languette. CONDITION: Fair to good. Hilt has good detail, but no gilt remaining. Blade is dark. (C) Eagle pommel, round reeded bone grip. Cast floral motifs on guard. Counterguard with cuirass, trumpet, etc. Narrow spadroon blade. Bright etched with floral motifs both sides and back edge. CONDITION: Good to very good. Muted silver blade with grey spots. Slight looseness to grip. Wear to black leather scabbard. Age tone to brass mounts. Rings and stud in place. (D) Globular white metal pommel with cast floral motifs and eagle on obverse. Round, reeded bone pommel. Crossguard with deeply cast eagle with widely spread wings on US shield and wreath with upturned ocean-wave terminals to guard. Reverse with cursory US shield. CONDITION: Fair to good. Oval blade is grey. Mounts have good detail but are dark. Scabbard with textured mounts, red painted scabbard with flaking paint showing grey and brown underneath. (E) Eagle pommel with floral guard, ferrule and detailed back and under strap of checkered bone grip panels. American eagle on counterguard. Narrow spadroon blade with bright etching on frosted panel with American eagle, liberty cap on pole, floral elements, etc. CONDITION: Very good. Some light grey and brown stains to upper blade near tip. Small grey spots on frosting, but very visible etching. Age toned hilt and brass scabbard. Floral engraving at rings and drag of scabbard. Three small dents. Tight hilt. A nice sword. (SR)Blade Length: (A) 32 - 1/4" (B) 32" (C) 28 - 3/4" (D) 26 - 1/2" (E) 31 - 1/4"Overall Length: (A) 37 - 7/8" (B) 36 - 3/4" (C) 33 - 1/2" (D) 32 - 3/4" (E) 36" Condition: Dimensions:

Lot consists of: five swords circa 1840. (A) Eagle pommel, no scabbard. Bone hilt. Narrow spadroon blade. CONDITION: Good. Hilt has good floral detail and work to back an...mored under straps, but guard has disengaged from pommel and pin is missing. American eagle on counterguard. Rubbing to blue on blade. Gilt wash on etched motifs good. Brown and grey stains to upper portion of blade. (B) Eagle pommel with reverse 'P' guard. No scabbard. Narrow spadroon blade. Eagle on small languette. CONDITION: Fair to good. Hilt has good detail, but no gilt remaining. Blade is dark. (C) Eagle pommel, round reeded bone grip. Cast floral motifs on guard. Counterguard with cuirass, trumpet, etc. Narrow spadroon blade. Bright etched with floral motifs both sides and back edge. CONDITION: Good to very good. Muted silver blade with grey spots. Slight looseness to grip. Wear to black leather scabbard. Age tone to brass mounts. Rings and stud in place. (D) Globular white metal pommel with cast floral motifs and eagle on obverse. Round, reeded bone pommel. Crossguard with deeply cast eagle with widely spread wings on US shield and wreath with upturned ocean-wave terminals to guard. Reverse with cursory US shield. CONDITION: Fair to good. Oval blade is grey. Mounts have good detail but are dark. Scabbard with textured mounts, red painted scabbard with flaking paint showing grey and brown underneath. (E) Eagle pommel with floral guard, ferrule and detailed back and under strap of checkered bone grip panels. American eagle on counterguard. Narrow spadroon blade with bright etching on frosted panel with American eagle, liberty cap on pole, floral elements, etc. CONDITION: Very good. Some light grey and brown stains to upper blade near tip. Small grey spots on frosting, but very visible etching. Age toned hilt and brass scabbard. Floral engraving at rings and drag of scabbard. Three small dents. Tight hilt. A nice sword. (SR)Blade Length: (A) 32 - 1/4" (B) 32" (C) 28 - 3/4" (D) 26 - 1/2" (E) 31 - 1/4"Overall Length: (A) 37 - 7/8" (B) 36 - 3/4" (C) 33 - 1/2" (D) 32 - 3/4" (E) 36" Condition: Dimensions:

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AMERICAN HUNTING SWORD OR CUTTOE MARKED ADAMS.

Lot # 1020 (Sale Order: 20 of 763)      

Straight tapered blade with convex faces, ricasso stamped "L. ADAMS" on one side. Simple 'S' shaped hand forged iron guard. Wooden grip with small iron cap on pommel. CONDITION: Very good, blade shows a grey patina with some dark spots, slight bend near tip. Guard retains a dark patina and grip is very good with nice patina. A nice early American sword.Blade Length: 19 - 3/8"Overall Length: 24 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

Straight tapered blade with convex faces, ricasso stamped "L. ADAMS" on one side. Simple 'S' shaped hand forged iron guard. Wooden grip with small iron cap on pommel. CON...moreDITION: Very good, blade shows a grey patina with some dark spots, slight bend near tip. Guard retains a dark patina and grip is very good with nice patina. A nice early American sword.Blade Length: 19 - 3/8"Overall Length: 24 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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EAGLE HEAD INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD C. 1821-1835.

Lot # 1021 (Sale Order: 21 of 763)      

American brass eagle pommel sword with spadroon blade, blued, dry point etched, gilt washed and bright etched, with engraved brass scabbard. Floral motifs on cast knuckle guard and quillon. Openwork cast floral langets. CONDITION: Good. Brass is medium tone with no gilt remaining. Eagle head and floral elements of hilt are nicely cast and well defined. White bone grip carved channels, chevrons, etc. shows age shrinkage along top under back strap. Hairline crack obverse near pommel, reverse full length, but bone is stable. Hilt on the whole has looseness. Blade shows some small brown spotting and overall greying making color and etching visible but less distinct. Gold wash is evident, blue appears softer and bright etched panels subdued. Brass scabbard is good, with medium tone, obverse floral etching at drag and either side of ring mounts. Eagle perched on US shield between upper mounts. Some scattered grey dusting on lower portion. Very small dent lower edge near drag. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 31"Overall Length: 35 - 3/4" Condition: Dimensions:

American brass eagle pommel sword with spadroon blade, blued, dry point etched, gilt washed and bright etched, with engraved brass scabbard. Floral motifs on cast knuckle...more guard and quillon. Openwork cast floral langets. CONDITION: Good. Brass is medium tone with no gilt remaining. Eagle head and floral elements of hilt are nicely cast and well defined. White bone grip carved channels, chevrons, etc. shows age shrinkage along top under back strap. Hairline crack obverse near pommel, reverse full length, but bone is stable. Hilt on the whole has looseness. Blade shows some small brown spotting and overall greying making color and etching visible but less distinct. Gold wash is evident, blue appears softer and bright etched panels subdued. Brass scabbard is good, with medium tone, obverse floral etching at drag and either side of ring mounts. Eagle perched on US shield between upper mounts. Some scattered grey dusting on lower portion. Very small dent lower edge near drag. SR. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 31"Overall Length: 35 - 3/4" Condition: Dimensions:

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LOT OF 3: 1860 NAVAL CUTLASS AND MILITIA SWORDS.

Lot # 1022 (Sale Order: 22 of 763)      

Lot consists of: one US Navy regulation Ames 1860 pattern cutlass with scabbard and frog and two prewar militia swords by Horstmann. (A) 1860 pattern cutlass stamped "U.S.N. / D.R. / 1862" with small anchor above and large "P" at left, on the obverse ricasso. Left ricasso has Ames address in a scroll. CONDITION: Hilt has aged patina, no dents to the cup guard. Grip leather and twisted brass wire comlete and in place. Wire may have been replaced by a collector. It stands up somewhat in the grooves and is usually not present, having been removed to avoid cleaning in the service. Leather washer in place. Obverse ricasso marks are crisp. Ames address is light, but legible. Blade is smooth metal, light steel grey, with good edge and point. Minor grey spots along bottom edge toward point and on obverse blade flat near point also. A few small grey spots on back edge near guard. Scabbard is excellent. No bends or breaks. Minor scuffs and drag lines. Frog is buff leather and excellent. (B) A characteristically Philadelphia brass hilt sword by Horstman. Hilt has a reverse P guard and is loosely modeled on the French briquet. Brass is plain with just a simple groove denoting the pommel cap and the edge of a grip on the obverse. "W.H. Horstmann & Sons Philadelphia" etched in panel above ricasso on obverse. Weyersberg king's head blade stamp on reverse under the short langet. Blade form and etching are in the style of an 1850 pattern foot officer's sword. Obverse etching includes two panoplies of arms and flags with sections of floral scrolls, along with an American eagle with upraised wings and an "E Pluribus Unum" ribbon overhead. Reverse has floral scrolls overall with a central, large "US." The lowest portion has an impressive trophy of arms with US stars and stripes pennon floating around its pole. Scabbard is sharkskin with short brass drag and upper mount with oval stud. CONDITION: Very good. Hilt is medium to bright. Ricasso is dark. Blade etching is visible and legible though not frosted and mixed with some grey. Good edge and point. Scabbard is excellent. Made without a separate throat. (C) Knight's head pommel with round columned bone grip. Flat, flared crossguard with Maltese cross style quillons. Brass has a medium, mellow tone, and is deeply cast with central flower petal on the quillon block and interior raised lines on the quillon flats. Washer is in place. Etching includes drypoint etched Horstmann firm name over a palmette with floral scrolls and a cursory display of arms above. Opposite side had "Philadelphia" drypoint etched over a palmette with an Indian princess head above, two sections of floral scrolls with crossed arrows secured by a knot in between. Weyersberg king's head blade mark at bottom. Scabbard is black leather with brass drag and throat with frog stud. CONDITION: Very good. Etching is somewhat light with only very thin frosting, but motifs are visible and readily legible. Metal overall is bright with good edge and point. A few inconsequential dark spots. Scabbard is very good. Upper mount is loose. Often termed a militia officer's sword, this pattern is also seen worn by early Civil War non-commissioned officers in the militia and volunteers.Blade Length: (A) 26" (B) 32 - 1/2" (C) 25 - 5/8"Overall Length: (A) 32" (B) 37 - 1/8" (C) 31 - 3/4" Condition: Dimensions:

Lot consists of: one US Navy regulation Ames 1860 pattern cutlass with scabbard and frog and two prewar militia swords by Horstmann. (A) 1860 pattern cutlass stamped "U.S...more.N. / D.R. / 1862" with small anchor above and large "P" at left, on the obverse ricasso. Left ricasso has Ames address in a scroll. CONDITION: Hilt has aged patina, no dents to the cup guard. Grip leather and twisted brass wire comlete and in place. Wire may have been replaced by a collector. It stands up somewhat in the grooves and is usually not present, having been removed to avoid cleaning in the service. Leather washer in place. Obverse ricasso marks are crisp. Ames address is light, but legible. Blade is smooth metal, light steel grey, with good edge and point. Minor grey spots along bottom edge toward point and on obverse blade flat near point also. A few small grey spots on back edge near guard. Scabbard is excellent. No bends or breaks. Minor scuffs and drag lines. Frog is buff leather and excellent. (B) A characteristically Philadelphia brass hilt sword by Horstman. Hilt has a reverse P guard and is loosely modeled on the French briquet. Brass is plain with just a simple groove denoting the pommel cap and the edge of a grip on the obverse. "W.H. Horstmann & Sons Philadelphia" etched in panel above ricasso on obverse. Weyersberg king's head blade stamp on reverse under the short langet. Blade form and etching are in the style of an 1850 pattern foot officer's sword. Obverse etching includes two panoplies of arms and flags with sections of floral scrolls, along with an American eagle with upraised wings and an "E Pluribus Unum" ribbon overhead. Reverse has floral scrolls overall with a central, large "US." The lowest portion has an impressive trophy of arms with US stars and stripes pennon floating around its pole. Scabbard is sharkskin with short brass drag and upper mount with oval stud. CONDITION: Very good. Hilt is medium to bright. Ricasso is dark. Blade etching is visible and legible though not frosted and mixed with some grey. Good edge and point. Scabbard is excellent. Made without a separate throat. (C) Knight's head pommel with round columned bone grip. Flat, flared crossguard with Maltese cross style quillons. Brass has a medium, mellow tone, and is deeply cast with central flower petal on the quillon block and interior raised lines on the quillon flats. Washer is in place. Etching includes drypoint etched Horstmann firm name over a palmette with floral scrolls and a cursory display of arms above. Opposite side had "Philadelphia" drypoint etched over a palmette with an Indian princess head above, two sections of floral scrolls with crossed arrows secured by a knot in between. Weyersberg king's head blade mark at bottom. Scabbard is black leather with brass drag and throat with frog stud. CONDITION: Very good. Etching is somewhat light with only very thin frosting, but motifs are visible and readily legible. Metal overall is bright with good edge and point. A few inconsequential dark spots. Scabbard is very good. Upper mount is loose. Often termed a militia officer's sword, this pattern is also seen worn by early Civil War non-commissioned officers in the militia and volunteers.Blade Length: (A) 26" (B) 32 - 1/2" (C) 25 - 5/8"Overall Length: (A) 32" (B) 37 - 1/8" (C) 31 - 3/4" Condition: Dimensions:

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LOT OF 2: EAGLE HEAD SWORDS.

Lot # 1023 (Sale Order: 23 of 763)      

Lot consists of two brass hilted eagle pommel American sword circa 1840, both with etched blades and brass scabbards. (A) Brass wire bound grip with flat knuckleguard cast with floral designs. Shield shaped languettes with tails of arrows on obverse and arrow points on reverse. Blue blade panels with flamboyant ends. Small floral and martial motifs drypoint etched and gold washed. CONDITION: Good. Guard has slight looseness. Quillon with slight bend downward. Blade is smooth metal, but grey above the blue panels with some darker grey spots. Brass scabbard matches patina of hilt. Floral engraving at each ring and for 8" above button drag. Throat stud missing. (B) Cylindrical reeded grip. Chain knuckleguard. Downturned scroll counterguard with dynamically canted American eagle. Blade bright etched. Wm. Horstmann & Sons drypoint etched obverse; Philadelphia reverse. Obverse etched with palmette, floral scrolls and arms mixed with vines. Back edge scrolled with leafy vine. Reverse etched with palmettes, floral scrolls and crossed flags, drums, trumpets and shield amid floral elements. Scabbard with floral engraving at ring and for 4" from button finial drag. Stud in place with scroll edges. "HORSTMANN" stamp in sunken rectangle at reverse of scabbard throat. CONDITION: Hilt tight. Blade bright with good edge and point. Small grey spots near tip. A few darker grey spots reverse near guard. Short brown sections at base of blade either side at lower ricasso next to guard. Brown spotting to gilt finish on underside of counterguard. Brass scabbard with age patina. SRBlade Length: (A) 30 - 1/2" (B) 29 - 1/2"Overall Length: (A) 35" (B) 34 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

Lot consists of two brass hilted eagle pommel American sword circa 1840, both with etched blades and brass scabbards. (A) Brass wire bound grip with flat knuckleguard cas...moret with floral designs. Shield shaped languettes with tails of arrows on obverse and arrow points on reverse. Blue blade panels with flamboyant ends. Small floral and martial motifs drypoint etched and gold washed. CONDITION: Good. Guard has slight looseness. Quillon with slight bend downward. Blade is smooth metal, but grey above the blue panels with some darker grey spots. Brass scabbard matches patina of hilt. Floral engraving at each ring and for 8" above button drag. Throat stud missing. (B) Cylindrical reeded grip. Chain knuckleguard. Downturned scroll counterguard with dynamically canted American eagle. Blade bright etched. Wm. Horstmann & Sons drypoint etched obverse; Philadelphia reverse. Obverse etched with palmette, floral scrolls and arms mixed with vines. Back edge scrolled with leafy vine. Reverse etched with palmettes, floral scrolls and crossed flags, drums, trumpets and shield amid floral elements. Scabbard with floral engraving at ring and for 4" from button finial drag. Stud in place with scroll edges. "HORSTMANN" stamp in sunken rectangle at reverse of scabbard throat. CONDITION: Hilt tight. Blade bright with good edge and point. Small grey spots near tip. A few darker grey spots reverse near guard. Short brown sections at base of blade either side at lower ricasso next to guard. Brown spotting to gilt finish on underside of counterguard. Brass scabbard with age patina. SRBlade Length: (A) 30 - 1/2" (B) 29 - 1/2"Overall Length: (A) 35" (B) 34 - 1/2" Condition: Dimensions:

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SCARCE IMPORTED CAVALRY SABER RETAILER MARKED TO WOLFE OF NEW YORK, WITH SCABBARD.

Lot # 1024 (Sale Order: 24 of 763)      

For a similar example with these markings, see page 89 of "Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812" by Richard H. Bezdek. The wide slightly curved blade has a false edge and a wide shallow fuller on each side. The spine, toward the hilt is marked "Sold by C & J.D. Wolfe, New York". This company were military dealers in the War of 1812 period. The iron reverse 'P' hilt has languettes and bird head pommel. Black leather wrapped grip. Complete with its original iron scabbard. Blade retains a light grey patina with some darker spotting and a couple nicks to edge, some sharpening marks. Markings are crisp. Hilt retains a dark heavy patina and grip shows some losses to leather and exposed wood. Scabbard retains a heavy brown patina. A very scarce retailer marked cavalry saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 34 - 1/4"Overall Length: 39" Condition: Dimensions:

For a similar example with these markings, see page 89 of "Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812" by Richard H. Bezdek. The wide slightly curved blade has a false ed...morege and a wide shallow fuller on each side. The spine, toward the hilt is marked "Sold by C & J.D. Wolfe, New York". This company were military dealers in the War of 1812 period. The iron reverse 'P' hilt has languettes and bird head pommel. Black leather wrapped grip. Complete with its original iron scabbard. Blade retains a light grey patina with some darker spotting and a couple nicks to edge, some sharpening marks. Markings are crisp. Hilt retains a dark heavy patina and grip shows some losses to leather and exposed wood. Scabbard retains a heavy brown patina. A very scarce retailer marked cavalry saber. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: 34 - 1/4"Overall Length: 39" Condition: Dimensions:

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LOT OF 2: EARLY NCO SWORD AND EAGLE HEAD POMMEL SWORD WITH SCABBARD.

Lot # 1025 (Sale Order: 25 of 763)      

Comprising: (A) Circa 1790 Stirrup-Hilted Non-Commissioned-Officer's Sword. Curved single-fullered unengraved blade. Brass stirrup hilt with faceted ovoid pommel. Wooden grip. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with some darker spotting. Hilt retains a dark, unpolished mustard patina and grip is very good with some minor chipping at base. (B) Early Naval Officer's Eagle Head Pommel Short Saber with Scabbard. Curved blade with wide partial fuller on both sides. Blade engraved with Liberty cap and stand of arms on one side and a patriotic eagle on the other. Original leather washer at top between blade and guard. Gilt brass hilt was counterguard on right side and chased eagle head pommel. Ring at top of knuckle bow near intersection with pommel. Reeded ivory grip. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains a mostly grey patina with traces of blue and gilt decoration. Hilt retains a dark mustard patina with about 30-40% original gilt finish. Grip shows some smoothed minor chipping around pommel. Scabbard shows some minor surface cracks and scuffing, drag is absent. Other mounts retain generous amounts of gilt finish. An attractive group of Federal American swords. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: (A) 27" (B) 24 - 3/4"Overall Length: (A) 32 - 1/2" (B) 30" Condition: Dimensions:

Comprising: (A) Circa 1790 Stirrup-Hilted Non-Commissioned-Officer's Sword. Curved single-fullered unengraved blade. Brass stirrup hilt with faceted ovoid pommel. Wooden ...moregrip. CONDITION: Blade retains a grey patina with some darker spotting. Hilt retains a dark, unpolished mustard patina and grip is very good with some minor chipping at base. (B) Early Naval Officer's Eagle Head Pommel Short Saber with Scabbard. Curved blade with wide partial fuller on both sides. Blade engraved with Liberty cap and stand of arms on one side and a patriotic eagle on the other. Original leather washer at top between blade and guard. Gilt brass hilt was counterguard on right side and chased eagle head pommel. Ring at top of knuckle bow near intersection with pommel. Reeded ivory grip. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains a mostly grey patina with traces of blue and gilt decoration. Hilt retains a dark mustard patina with about 30-40% original gilt finish. Grip shows some smoothed minor chipping around pommel. Scabbard shows some minor surface cracks and scuffing, drag is absent. Other mounts retain generous amounts of gilt finish. An attractive group of Federal American swords. DMG. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of George M. Rapport.Blade Length: (A) 27" (B) 24 - 3/4"Overall Length: (A) 32 - 1/2" (B) 30" Condition: Dimensions:

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