Early Primitive American Eagle Head Saber (SW1450)
Circa 1805, 34" slight curved blade that is a smooth dark brown patina with light surface pitting visible. Stirrup style brass hilt and knuckle guard with period repair visible on each side of the guard. Wooden grip is dark with wire wrap missing, heavier wear is visible right side. Primitive Eagle head pommel with double punched eyes and faceted edge to the lower beak. This sword comes from the N. Flayderman collection and appears in Mowbray's book, "The American Eagle-Pommel Sword. The early Years-1794-1830" on page 159. Mowbray suspects this sword manufactured in Philadelphia. Great example of an early Eagle head Sword.