Mexican officer's dirk, 1825-1850.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Artifacts Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 750.00 USD
Mexican officer's dirk, 1825-1850.
3,000.00USD+ (525.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2017 Nov 03 @ 12:38UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Mexican officer's dirk, 1825-1850. 418 grams, 19-1/2" long. Unusual, rare short sword with gilt brass mounts, knight's head pommel head, turned wood handle, blue-and-gilt blade with faint engraved decorations, and later-made tooled leather scabbard resembling snakeskin. Guard is of particular interest with a depiction of an eagle with a snake in its beak perched on a cactus, above a radiated cap, all hallmarks of use by a Mexican officer and captured during US war with Mexico from 1846-1848. Fine condition with most of original gold gilt on mounts and blade with much original blue-and-gilt finish, edge pitting and toning and wear from much sharpening. With photo-certificate.