This sword has the Henry Osborn style "Weeping Eagle" pommel design and dates to c. 1805-1810. It has an early, heavily curved, flat blade with false edge that measures around 27 inches and is decorated with panels of niter blue terminating in floral designs and decorated with etched floral and martial patterns accented by gilding. The hilt has a spread wing eagle under five balls on the cross guard, five ball design on the knuckle guard, and a checkered grip. The leather scabbard has silver plated brass fittings. A "RHM/254" tag from the McCauley Collection is included.
Fine with 70% original niter blue and gilt finish on the blade along with some minor oxidation and silver-gray patina. The hilt has strong traces of original silver in the protected areas and dark aged patina overall. The grip has mild handling wear and a hairline crack on the right. The scabbard is good and has patches of original silver, aged patina, crackling, and extensive flaking.
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