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EARLY SILVER HILT
EAGLE HEAD SWORD
BLADE MARKED I. ROSE

This is a very early, rare Silver Hilt Eagle Head Sword, probably from the Philadelphia area.  The blade is marked I or J Rose.  The grip is beautifully patinaed Ivory and the mounts including the guard, the ferrule, the Eagle Head and backstrap are all solid silver.  The Eagle Head is not a casting.  It is repose' made in two pieces and joined.  You don't see that type of work on these early swords very often.  The sword is basically attic condition and the blade is not significantly pitted or chipped.  It is quite smooth with a light patina with a little rust here and there.  The silver is black with tarnish.  This sword will date to around 1800 and is certainly a fascinating construction.  You may view a similar Eagle Head Sword at page 150  of  Mowbray's book "The American Eagle Pommel Sword."  P.O.R.  SOLD!!