FEDERAL PERIOD EAGLE HEAD OFFICER’S SABER WITH INTRIGUING TRI-COLOR BLADE
Overall length: 38 1/2″. Blade length: 33 1/4″. Blade has a single wide fuller with gilded etching on a blued field amongst white panel highlights. This beautiful blade has 4 separate areas of gilded etching on each side separated by white (unblued) foliate decorated panels. Etching includes a large spread-wing American eagle with a ribbon in its beak that reads “E PLURIBUS UNUM”. There is also a seated Indian warrior princess, 2 large sprays of arms, and 4 areas of foliate decoration. There is a scallop topped banner near the ricasso that reads “WARRANTED”. Gilded brass hilt includes an exceptionally well-done feathered eagle head quillon, and both languets are embellished with oak leaves & acorns. The knuckle bow features a seldom seen, well-articulated serpent curled around oak leaves. The eagle head pommel shows intricate detail and flows seamlessly into a faceted backstrap. Carved ivory grip with both horizonal & vertical linear decoration. Gilded brass mounted leather scabbard has a wreath engraved on the top mount. A large American eagle on rocks adorns the middle mount, and there is ample foliate decoration covering the tip/drag. Obviously, a sword for a very high-ranking officer, possibly a General.