1800's Knights Templars Sword Virgil Paige New York Clauberg Solingen Blade NR

Up for your consideration is a 19th century "Knights Templars" ceremonial sword. The 28" semi-sharp blade with sharp point is in excellent condition and is marked with numerous symbols including the words KNIGHTS TEMPLARS and VIRGIL PAIGE NEW YORK on one side and the letters G H F on a ladder plus the maker mark W.CLAUBERG SOLINGEN on the other side. The guard and crest are also ornate and in excellent condition. The ebony handle and silver cross also excellent. The ornate brass and copper scabbard has great patina and shows minimal wear for its age. Around the cross in crown it says "BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE". The overall length in the scabbard is 36 3/4". I saw one like this on line but better condition with gold gilt on the blade for over $4000.00 I have not cleaned it or done anything to it since I got it, buy it that way! NO RESERVE! FREE SHIPPING!