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US Eagle Head 5-ball Hilt Saber & Scabbard

An interesting 5-ball hilt eagle head saber with reeded bone grip and a plain blade, in a very fine black leather scabbard with handsome gilded mounts. The eagle is a Ketland style eagle, and the guard is a 5-ball brass one with no side guard. The top of the guard has an interesting “swoop: as it goes towards its hole in the base of the pommel, but does not look to have been bent, so is probably original that way. The grip is bone, with double reeds running down the grip from the pommel to the brass ferrule. The blade is unmarked, and has a single broad fuller that runs along the back of the blade. The scabbard is black leather with finely gilded brass mounts with rings on the upper two. The edges of the mounts are scalloped and engraved. Dimensions: The blade is curved, 28.75 inches long. The sword overall is 34 inches long.  Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $65.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

 

 

Condition:

A good solid sword in good to very good condition. There is one minor chip in the grip where it joins the ferrule, but no cracks whatsoever. There may be a lead ship put into the area around the tang to tighten the sword, and it remains tight and solid. The blade is plain, and has a few black stains, with some pits right at the point. The scabbard leather is dry, but the sword fits extremely well, and the mounts retain much of their original gilt. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing materials for pick ups. We do not accept credit cards. 

 

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$817
01/14/2021

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.