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Nickel (?) plated hilt and scabbard mounts. Ivory grip (cracked along the side) 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 with small gray patch to the back below the decoration. The forte with THE M C LILLEY & CO COLUMBUS OHIO. That form of address used 1882-1925 only. Scabbard excellent with the enamel cross chipped. Quality and construction including the decoration consistent with its early manufacture. Good early example in condition consistent with its age.

Stock Number: B8316

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