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#1 hink441

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 04:54 AM

Any thoughts on this sword? I know very little about these swords. I like the look of the blade, just don't know about the handle. Is this original or an old reproduction?

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 04:55 AM

Second picture.

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 04:56 AM

Last pic.

Thanks for looking.

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 05:03 AM

I think you got a "Goodin"...looks real ...early eagle head sword.

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 05:05 AM

Not any marking ?



#6 hink441

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 05:08 AM

No markings that I can find. The blade looks like it was engraved, but it is very faint and I am unable to make out the details. These are the only pics I have now. He wants $200 for the sword.

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 06:00 AM

Chris, looks like bone

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 06:01 AM

Original, American c, 1810-1820. Interestingly I have an identical example, same guard and eagle head. They had a leather and brass scabbard. Price seems to be fair being it without scabbard. Unless it has a makers mark or a name that can be researched I would say that is about right for the price.



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Posted 03 October 2019 - 06:04 AM

Chris, looks like bone

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 06:49 AM

That's such a cool piece of early American history, I'd buy it at that price just as a wall hanger!



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Posted 03 October 2019 - 10:22 AM

Thank you for the replies and the opinions.

Linda, I believe the handle is bone. It sure looks like a bone handle to me.

Chris

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 10:37 AM

Sword is good! Not one of the super high grade examples but still a nice solid original! At $200 bucks I would go for it without question as others said! I would feel its worth $300-$400. 



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Posted 03 October 2019 - 04:56 PM

I went back to the shop and bought the sword. It definitely has an engraved blade and is visible in the right light. I will try to get some pictures soon.

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 05:20 PM

Here are some more pics.

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Blade engraving very faint.

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 06:56 PM

Love that sword. Just holding something in your hand that someone else held with pride 200 or so years ago is what I love. At $200. I'd say you got yourself a deal. Now enjoy it.



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 03:20 AM

Totally agree, cool piece of Americana!



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:22 AM

There are some really knowledgeable folks over on swordforums that can give you more than you ever wanted to know about swords.  



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 09:33 AM

There are some really knowledgeable folks over on swordforums that can give you more than you ever wanted to know about swords.  


I was unable to find that forum.

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 10:33 AM

Try swordforuminternational. A lot of what you see there is European though.



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 04:18 PM

swordforum.com is the specific url for the site I mentioned



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:09 AM

Ok, I was able to get through on the websites. Swordforuminternational and Swordforum are one in the same. Very informative forum with a ton of great detailed information. I have a lot of reading to do. Thank you

I really like this old sword and already have it hanging on my wall.

Chris

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:53 AM

I really like this old sword and already have it hanging on my wall.

 

I'm envious, but good find!



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 06:14 AM

Looking at the first few pics that you posted it seems that the shop has a bunch of swords. You can see a Navy sword, a Civil War light artillery sword (one of my favorites) and a Civil War musician's sword among others. A couple are really shiny  and could be repros or over cleaned originals,  Are the prices on the others as reasonable? You could buy yourself a collection.



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Posted 07 October 2019 - 05:30 AM

Yes the prices are reasonable. The light arty sword was at $450 and he is willing to negotiate. He bought an old collection and is now selling them off individually. The Eagle head was the only one that peaked my interest at the time.

Thank you everyone for the comments and great info provided.

Chris

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 06:00 PM

I think you grabbed the pic of the litter based on the sword's age and price. Both the Navy sword and the artillery sabre look awfully shiny. Am I seeing that correctly? Do you think the original collector polished them up?




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