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Gorgeous Silvered Eaglehead Horseman's Saber

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Circa 1810-1820 Gorgeous Silvered Eaglehead Horseman's Saber. High quality French made sword for the American market. This one is marked 'A. Berger/Warranted' in two lines under the obverse langet.

 

Attractive tri-color blue, gold and white etched blade with American motifs. Blade is 32 inches with 15 inch panels in etch. Obverse is etched with crossed cannons, wing spread eagle over shield with flowing ribbon 'E. Pluribus Unum' and floral designs. Reverse is etched with a liberty cap on pole raised between a pair of drums, a panoply of arms and floral designs. Blue and gold panels are nice and bright. Bottom 1/3 of blade has some light pitting, patina stains and a couple of blade nicks mentioned for accuracy. The original red leather blade washer is present.

 

The hilt has the original carved bone grip with only one minor loss. Metal parts of hilt are highly detailed and loaded with silver showing wear in the usual places. There is no play. Wood lined scabbard is sound. Leather polish has flaked but conserved and stable. Scabbard mounts are nicely engraved with floral designs and retain about 30-40% of their original silver plate. The sword fits tightly and perfectly therein.

 

 

 

 

 

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