An eagle head heavy cavalry saber
Lot 173
An eagle head heavy cavalry saber
Sold for US$ 4,095 inc. premium

Lot Details
An eagle head heavy cavalry saber
probably Philadelphia, late 18th century
Heavy wide 30 1/4 inch blade with beveled cutting and false edges. Brass hilt with primitive eagle head with ridged beak and elongated plume. Knucklebow with two branches, rectangular cutouts and a heart shaped cutout. Bone grip of oval section with partially reeded back and inset chased brass backstrap. Together with brown leather scabbard with brass tip and locket.
Condition: Grey metal patina to blade. Mustard-colored patina to brass. Knucklebow partially deformed. Scabbard in two pieces with heavy losses and cracking. Bone with minor mars and small chip.

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