Fine example of early quality workmanship, made by the Henderson Ames Co. of Kalamazoo Mich and so marked on the base of the blade. Much of the balance of the blade is beautifully decorated with foliage, the owner’s name, and the theme War or Peace repeated in various metaphors. The blade near mint. The hilt and scabbard mounts with further symbolic War or Peace statements including the motto in Latin. Hilt and scabbard mounts of finely detailed dep relief work, heavily overlaid in gold. The Patriarchs Militant was an independent branch of the Odd Fellows, organized in 1885 by Civil War veterans. All members are of the highest, Chevalier (Cavalier) Degree. Fine and historic.
Stock Number: A5683

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