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That symbol is was, according to The American Fraternal Sword Book, used by the Patriotic Sons of America. They were a xenophobic society. The sword itself was made by Ames Sword Co. around 1900, but is not shown in their catalog and so it was a special order.

There were lot of paramilitary groups that had special swords.The KKK in particular.

xen·o·pho·bic
zenəˈfōbik,ˌzēnəˈfōbik/
adjective
adjective: xenophobic
having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.

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This a more accurate, edited version of the above The moderator may want to change it.

 

That symbol is was, according to The American Fraternal Sword Book (page140), used by the Patriotic Sons of America. They were a xenophobic society. The sword itself was made by Ames Sword Co. around 1900, but is not shown in their catalog and so it was a special order. You will see that symbol on their camp charters shown at:http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/fraternalism/posa.htm

 

There were lot of paramilitary groups that had special swords.The KKK in particular.

 

xen·o·pho·bic
zenəˈfōbik,ˌzēnəˈfōbik/
adjective
adjective: xenophobic
having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.

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Thanks for the info! The sword is actually marked Oehm & Co Baltimore, not Ames. The Oehm civil war field and staff officer sword looks identical but has an eagle on the guard instead of this symbol. I'm assuming it would be the same as the Ames sword for the PSA you are describing, just a different maker?

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Oehm&Co was the retailer, not the maker. Ames was the actual maker of the swords which Oehm sold under its own name.

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