WHEN YOU COLLECT THE BEST YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO MAKE EXCUSES LATER ON. This one is a PURE BEAUTY to beholda MASSIVE tri fullered blade, a near flawless ivory grip and a stunning, well executed hilt with the Eaglehead motif. This is one of the finest examples of this early pattern known and it is a beast! The balance is simply incredible, too, and the ivory grip is always cool to the touch.
Manufactured in the late 1700s to perhaps as late as the early 1790s, this American beauty is unquestionably Revolutionary War to War of 1812 era and was EXPENSIVE for the era. The craftsmanship is spectacular as well and traces of the original red felted throat washer is still intact. Clearly custom made for an officer, this one qualifies as a MOUNTED sabre rather than the standard and far more common infantry patterns. While working as an executive at a manufacturing company, Mr. Guthman began collecting artifacts of the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars.
In 1966, he quit his job to become a full-time dealer in Americana of the Colonial and Federal periods, specializing in items from Americas earliest militias. He also began writing books and articles on the artifacts and their times. He established Guthman Americana in Westport and exhibited his collections at New Yorks Winter Antiques Show for 32 years.He was also a guest appraiser on the Public Broadcasting Services Antiques Roadshow for five seasons. The item "REVOLUTIONARY WAR BALTIMORE SILVER HILT EAGLE HEAD SWORD W.
GUTHMANN COLLECTION" is in sale since Saturday, July 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Revolutionary War (1775-83)\Original Period Items". The seller is "rachelemandelgallery" and is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.