US Eagle Head Infantry Officer’s Sword, ca. 1830


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Clearly showing the French influence in style this beautiful sword features cast brass hilt
consisting of down-turned clamshell guard with eagle clutching arrows in its talons and
shield on its breast and surrounded by laurel leaves. Integral knuckle bow with scroll
design connecting to the throat of the eagle head pommel. Two-piece checkered bone
slab grips with base ferrule decorated with acanthus. Straight 31 3/4″ single-edged blade
with single 2/3 length fuller, etched for the length of the fuller with foliage, stands of arms,
and an eagle with ribbon bearing “E Pluribus Unum” in script; the lower 15″ double-edged.
In its original brass scabbard with two carrying rings and frog button (some scratches and
shallow dents). Blade near excellent with sharp and clear etching and very minor age
staining. Possibly a French import, but clearly made for an American officer