Nickel (?) plated hilt and scabbard mounts. Ivory grip with scrimshawed monogram and cross. Enameled cross and crown. 30” blade decorated over 2/3 its length with crusades scenes, Masonic symbols, foliage, owner’s name and death’s head (memento mori) on gold ground, complete and bright. Very minor freckling to the back forte. The forte with THE M C LILLEY & CO COLUMBUS OHIO. That form of address used 1882-1925 only. Scabbard excellent with the enamel cross shipped. Quality and construction including the decoration consistent with its early manufacture. Good early example in condition consistent with its age.
Items containing ivory cannot be shipped outside of the U.S. or in the states of CA, HI, IL, NV, NY, NJ, NH, OR, and WA.