An American artillery platoon officer's eagle pommel sword
probably Birmingham, circa 1804-12
Curved and undecorated 28 1/2 inch blade with broad, shallow fuller. Gilt brass hilt comprising slotted guard, the knucklebow and tip of the quillon fluted; plain ferrule, Birmingham-style eagle with downturned beak. Reeded elephant ivory grip. Complete with original gilt brass-mounted black leather scabbard, the mounts decorated with fluted bands.
Condition: Blade with smooth, dark patina showing some very minor pitting. Hilt retains 70-80% gilt finish. Grip with some a cracks. Scabbard mounts with traces of gilding, the drag with a slight tear at upper edge. Leather generally sound but slightly tender at the drag, with surface crazing and somewhat shrunk from age.