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1909 Presentation Sword to Warrant Machinist Edward G. Higgins USN

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#1 warpath

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 03:02 PM

 US Naval Presentation Sword engraved: Presented to Warrant Machinist Edward G. Higgins U.S.N. by the Employees and Enlisted Men of the Pensacola Navy yard. Aug. 1909.

 

 

 

http://www.usmilitar...entation-sword/

Link to Higgin's other sword: USS North Carolina Presentation Sword "Presented To Lieutenant J.G. E. G. Higgins. US Navy By The Main Engine Division Of The U.S.S. North Carolina"

 

 

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 03:04 PM

US Naval Presentation Sword 

 

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 03:05 PM

US Naval Presentation Sword engraving

 

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 03:05 PM

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 03:09 PM

#3 image was his USS North carolina sword...No way to remove it. Ed

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 03:11 PM

Sword hilt

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 03:13 PM

Etched retailer Jacob Reeds Sons

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 03:17 PM

Etched panel with his name

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 03:21 PM

Etched blade

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 03:22 PM

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 03:24 PM

Middle band

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 04:33 PM

That's a beauty.



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Posted 15 December 2015 - 09:57 PM

Another quality sword with premium  chasing on the scabbard mounts.  Super to have two swords tracing the career of one officer.  Must have been quite a guy to get such a tribute from two different crews.



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Posted 16 December 2015 - 07:39 AM

This is a nice pair, both made by Ames Sword Co.



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Posted 16 December 2015 - 07:58 AM

I believe the fourth picture, showing the Benrstein Brooklyn address,  is of the 1918 sword.  This sword also seems to have a very nontraditional etching pattern with a sea horse but no nautical knots, etc.



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 08:49 AM

Both of these swords have the acid resist hand applied by an artist and will not necessarily follow a specific pattern. That sea horse makes this a premium sword. I love 'em like this. For more go to: http://www.swordforu...ds-1872-to-1942


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 08:52 AM

Really fantastic! And to have two to the same man...impressive!!!

 

Thanks for posting these up, Ed!




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