AMERICAN EAGLE HEAD POMMEL MOUNTED ARTILLERY OFFICER'S SWORD, C. EARLY 19TH C., L 33 3/4" OVERALL
Having a gilt eagle head pommel with serrated knuckle bow and counter guard. Reeded bone grip. 1/2 blued steel blade decorated with etched gilt designs of crossed arms and liberty cap. Marked "Warrented" at the ricasso. Blade length 28". This sword was published in "American Swords Book" Phillip Medicus. From the collection of Philip Medicus, 1956. Includes leather and brass scabbard.
Leather scabbard shows cracking, the tip is torn about halfway through the leather but is still attached. Dents and surface wear to the brass throat and tip of the scabbard. Three nicks to the blade's edge. Pitting to the blade, mostly towards the end of the blade. General surface wear due to age and use.