This outstanding American infantry officer's sword and its original buff leather belt date ca.1835. Both the hilt and scabbard are silver-washed, indicating an infantry officer's weapon. Open-beaked eagle is massive, both quillons are in the shape of acorns, and langets are shell-shaped, a motif replicated on the back-piece of the hilt. Blade is 31" long, finely etched in military and floral motifs, including the eagle surrounded by thirteen stars, and strands of arms. Carved ivory grip has some age stress cracks. Blade is in terrific condition, with small areas of discoloration, and retains its mirror-bright finish.
Buff leather belt has a person's name written on the inside, which I was not successful in deciphering it. Two piece silver-washed eagle belt plate survives in excellent condition.
A wonderful, very rare complete ensemble dating back to the Seminole Wars!