EXTRAORDINARY PRESENTATION GRADE M1850 STYLE STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD BY CLAUBERG
Overall length: 40 1/2″. Blade length: 32”. Blade has a single wide fuller with a secondary fuller near the spine. Blade is etched over 12” of its length with various foliate, military & patriotic motifs including a cannon, several sprays of arms, and a large American eagle with a scroll above that reads “SEMPER PARATUS”. The entire etched area is highlighted with gold plating, and the ricasso is stamped “W CLAUBERG (knight) SOLINGEN”. Heavily gilded hilt of a semi-basket form with a beautifully pierced guard showing oak leaf & acorn motifs with an entwined “US” in oval. Well-articulated lion’s head quillon and foliate embellished knuckle bow. The pommel face shows an American eagle & shield with a pommel cap resembling a sunflower topped by a pineapple finial. The beautifully articulated silver grip appears to show 3 sailors and a cannon on the deck of a ship with scrollwork on the other side around an unengraved ovoid panel. The entire scabbard is heavily gilded with extremely ornate mounts. The top mount shows a goddess above a battle scene. The middle mount has a large American eagle on shield, and the drag has an officer with sword drawn in front of an American flag. The body of the scabbard shows intricate geometric & foliate designs with an unengraved ovoid panel between the suspension rings.