October 31, 2018 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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US Model 1840 Medical Officer's Sword

30" double-edged spear point blade with narrow median fuller. 5.75" gilt brass hilt with flowing 4.5" foliate pattern guard. Hilt cast with an American Eagle on the obverse, a blank oval inspection panel on the reverse and with an acorn finial. Obverse langet cast with MS surmounting 13 stars within an laurel wreath, reverse langet plain, as if leaving place for an inscription. obverse of blade etched with foliate themes and United States Medical Staff. Reverse etched with foliate themes, a patriotic panoply of arms and with the motto of the United States within a ribbon. Reverse ricasso marked Clauberg / Solingen in an overall around a standing knight. Browned steel scabbard with gilt brass mounts decorated with foliate themes, upper mount with two suspension rings, middle mount with one.

Condition:

Very good. Blade with a dull pewter color, but with etching mostly visible. Hilt with traces of gilt and a nice, uncleaned patina. Scabbard with no finish, moderate surface oxidation and nicely tarnished mounts.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$705
10/31/2018

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