1880s SELECT KNIGHTS A.O.U.W. Fraternal Sword & Sheath
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This NO RESERVE auction is for an extremely ornate antique Fraternal ceremonial sword. The sword dates to the late 1800s. The sword is 37" in length without the sheath. One side of the blade is engraved with the initials F.F.D. with an ornate pattern. The other side of the blade is engraved A.O.C.U. The sword was made by Parsons & Co. of St. Louis.
The handle of the sword is very ornate with an eagle on top of a helmet at the top and a full figured cast Knight and shield. The scabbard Is marked Select Knight with a skeleton hand and an ornate initial SK. The scabbard is also engraved AOUW.
This sword is over 100 years old and is in excellent condition for age. I have not attempted to clean the sword or scabbard. The ornate metal work has a gold gilt type finish over iron which shows a little wear and t is some surface rust on the blade but no corrosion or any pitting damage and this antique sword should clean up beautifully.
This sword dates circa 1880 and Select Knights of America were part of the Ancient Order of United Workman and followed Masonic rituals.... read more