ANTIQUE PATRIARCHS MILITANT FRATERNAL SWORD IOOF MASONS

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 07, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
WOW!!!

I FOUND THIS IN MY MOTHERS BASEMENT-LONG FORGOTTEN AFTER MY DAD PASSED SEVERAL YEARS AGO...IT BELONGED TO MY GREAT GRANDFATHER AND ACCORDING TO SOME RESEARCH IT IS AN AUTHENTIC AND VERY RARE

PATRIARCHS MILITANT (UNIFORMED IOOF) FRATERNAL SWORD AND SHEATH

Represents the Patriarchs Militant (Uniformed Ranks of the IOOF) Society or Lodge Sword.

The Patriarchs Militant Fraternal Order was first established int the United States circa 1841 and continues to this day. They are a Branch of the Independant Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) and considered Uniformed Ranks. This Organization is closely related to the Masons.

The most distinctive features of this 35" sword are the Globe Shaped pommel with button cap and the Very Prominent reverse Quillions of the CrossGuard. The Cross-Guard has a panel in the center that displays a crown through which a shepards hook and sword are placed.

The hilts of the sword are cast brass, and the grip of the sword is made from wood core wrapped in leather, which is wrapped in a decorated Brass Ribbon wire. The Grip Ferrule is in the shape of a crown. The scabbards are of tubular sheet rolled steel with brass mounts.

The words PAX AUT BELLUM are found on the scabbord below a lamb and a lion. This stands for " Peace Or War". The sword has ornate etching on the blade which is mostly covered b
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