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Re: How Late For This Eagle?
Posted by: Anonymous User (IP Logged)
Date: April 10, 2008 07:49AM

I thought some one might respond by now but since not, I will give you my two cents. The sword is what is often called a "Mexican" eagle head. It is from around the 1880's. How do I know? Well, the blade is narrow and thin like swords from the 1880's such as the Indian Wars Artillery sabers. Also, the scabbard is nickeled (typical of the 1880 period) and the scabbard drag is like those found on swords of the 1880-1890 period such as fraternal swords. The bone grips are also the style found on the swords like the late Civil War and Indian War period militia NCO swords. It is bone because you can see the small flecks in it which are the capillaries in the bone. These are not found in ivory. Hope this helps.

Don Furr

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