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Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example
Item #: PSC283
Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber - Stunning Example
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Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer Saber

The sword pictured is a stunning example of a high grade Circa 1815-1830 Artillery Officer's Saber. The gold gild survives almost in its entirety along with much of the stunning bluing and gold inlay on the blade. Note the embellished capstan or rivet that conceals the peened tang. Seldom are these found to survive due to their location on the end of the pommel. This sword also evidences the high grade, acorn and leaf gilded backstrap. Stunning gold-gilded knucklebow. The bone grip survives almost perfectly. We can tell that the grip is pressed bone, and not ivory, by the dark bio-flecks in the bone.

"Parta Teuri" Meaning on Languet

This motto is sometimes found on federal period swords. After the War of 1812, a wave of patriotism swept over the nation. Patriotic mottos and displays featured prominently. This Latin motto means "to preserve/protect what I have won." Note the 15 stars; one for each state of the then Union.

Condition

Curved steel blade with single fuller and decorated on both sides with large blued panels, small panels of etching, gilt decorated designs and arms motifs with "American Liberty Cap" motif hoisted on pole. Decorative gilt brass hilt, languets with relief wreath surrounding stars and stripes and the motto "Parta Tueri" (defend what you have won). Highly decorated reverse "P" knuckle bow with relief foliage and beads. Backstrap displays relief chiseled oak leaves and acorns at pommel. Finely carved bone grip with three sections of gadrooning. Complete with gilt brass scabbard. Excellent condition; blade retains about 90% bright blue finish, original polish and gilt decoration. Hilt and scabbard retain approximately 90-95% gilt finish, grip with a few very minor age cracks, typical for this period. Scabbard with a few very minor dents, light scuffs and marks from use.

Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Your Price $4,200.00 USD

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