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This sword is from a group best studied in Peterson's American Sword, American Silver Mounted Swords section, #43-47. The pommel is a classic example of the Philadelphia eagle. The cross guard has two further eagle heads and is struck with four marks including the London lion and leopard hallmarks. The other two are obscured. The lack of marks on the pommel is contrary to English law and suggests that the sword was made in America by an immigrant silversmith from England who likely applied the marks as endorsements of quality. The construction of the lower mount, a flat plate in place of the edged rainproof mounts found on English examples reinforces the attribution. The 23 1/2 broad and narrow fullered blade is typical for these.

Stock Number: U256

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