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Patriots Militant, an organization about which little is known. It is the highest branch of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and every member is of the Chevalier degree.  One of the honors for Chevaliers was to take part in the Annual Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Fine gilt hilt with crown, sword and crook motif to the guard and globe form pommel retains virtually all its heavy gold finish. Wire wrapped leather covered grip. 28” blade with scrolling foliage decoration and owner’s name. Gray patina with the decoration very clear and the ricasso with cursive inscription The M C Lilley Co Columbus O., dating it to 1882-1925. Plated scabbard with good gilt brass mounts. Quality and condition befitting the status of its owner.

Stock Number: B8230

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