A fine eagle pommel, mother of pearl staff or artillery officers sword.
1830s Eagle Hilt Officer’s Sword With Gorgeous Blade.
A quality sword from the 1830s for militia officers. It has a 32 inch blued, single full length fuller blade with both gilt and bright etched panels in super condition. There is no maker seen on the blade, put there may be a cartouche on the lower ricasso opposite the counterguard, and hard to make out. The hilt has a finely executed eagle head with full back strap that ties into the ferrule decorated with acanthus leaves. The clamshell guard shows a number of images including Columbia, seated hold a staff with liberty cap at the top, and holding the Federal shield with her left hand. A federal spread winged eagle with stars above, and a palm tree.. The simple “P” guard has a panoply of arms at its center, and then terminates with an eagle quillion. The wire wrapped grips are mother of pearl.
The scabbard has both frog stud, and dual sword ring mounts, and ends with a full shell design. The entire scabbard has different engravings, both foliage, and geometric patterns on the front only, with acanthus leaves on the mounts all around. The gilt finish is has toned to a bronze-colored gilt.
The blade fit nice and snug, and no defects other than some tape residue that once covered an old label. (gone when I purchased it). No history to share.
A wonderful example of a militia staff or artillery officer’s sword.