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U.S. Model 1852 Presentation Grade Naval Officer's Sword By Joseph Starkey, London
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
29"  blade length. Etched panels of Naval fouled anchor, foliage.  Blade has maker's mark: Joseph Starkey, Conduit St London.  Shagreen wrapped handle with gilt brass wire wrapping. Chased pommel with eagle and thirteen stars on the cap.  Brass knuckle bow with USN. Leather scabbard with gilt brass bands and naval ropes in a knot design.

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Blade is excellent retaining most of the original polished finish. Handle has slightly darkened. Brass retaining most of the gilt finish. Leather has evidence of cracking, but still together and in good condition.
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