NICE Old Antique or Vintage Mexican Eagle-Head Sword
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Sold Date: 08/09/2010
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Militaria & Weapons
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VERY RARE pre-1967 EARLY Buck 120 General with 1-line Tang StampUp for auction is the single finest example of this form of sword we have ever encountered.� We present for your consideration a large and fine early Mexican sword of scimitar form, and dating by our estimation to ca. 1920-1930.� This comes to us out of a collection of rather nice vintage and antique Mexican knives we recently acquired.� As mentioned, the sword is large , measuring 30 inches (76.2 cm) in OAL with a 23 1/2-inch (60 cm) blade that measures 3 1/4 inches (8.3 cm) in width at its widest.� The eagle-head pommel has jewel-set eyes (glass, maybe?), one blue, one white.� Though the blue stone looks older, the white stone looks to be more recent.� Both the eagle-head pommel and the guard are made of aluminum, and the tang is peened at the pommel.� The stacked leather grip is in excellent condition, and like the rest of this example is large for this type, measuring nearly 4 3/4 inches in circumference at the palm swell.� All the fittings are tight.� The blade is richly etched on both sides, and the etching is nicely executed.� The obverse is covered in elaborate foliate scroll work, while the reverse depicts animal scenes, featuring a family of foxes in a landscape setting and more scroll work.� While covered in light carbon discoloration, the blade is absent any pitting and should clean up nicely - a task we'll leave to the discretion of the new owner.� The blade is marked by its maker, Noriega Hermanos .� Overall, a fine if not stunning example of this type - if you were to own just one, than this is the one you want!Ask all questions prior to bidding, as all sales are final.� Must be 18 to bid, and by bidding, you are agreeing that you are of legal age to purchase this tiem.� International bidders PLEASE check first for a shipping quote. No shipping to countries that forbid the import of knives.� Good luck and ! PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR OTHER AUCTIONS FOR MORE VINTAGE & ANTIQUE MILITARY AND ETHNOGRAPHIC ANTIQUE EDGED WEAPONS!
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