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    Bird head eagle head

    Well I guess I need a jump start on this by one of you swordmen. One in Medicus similar but not a match. Is it a true bird head or early eagle? Head seems to be made from 2 pieces. Eric
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    The blade is similar to a sword I have which appears to be continental, as opposed to a British spadroon. I don't find any similar bird in the Lattimer collection either. I would think last half of the 18th century but cutlered where, I just don't know.

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    The blade is wide at hilt similar to some RW blades I have seen but taper of hilt to back is extreme. Not sure on eagle odd casting mark and style it must be a bird. The quillion style and k guard could be a clue, perhaps french.
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    I would welcome any thoughts or comments on this one. It is a beautiful sword. I am thinking late 18th maybe 1780 to 1800 but only on guard and blade style. Eric
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    Thanks for your comments Glenn at least I think now I am in the ballpark on time frame. The really early eagle heads are difficult to be sure they are for American market or even more so American made. I do not know that I think American made here or even market. Perhaps an example sword after turn of century when every cutler in the US was trying to get contracts. The blade is a tad crude as is the brass castings but a refined style. I am stumped, which is no suprise to me but the forum being stumped is.
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    Even though I can't remember it's equivalent off hand, your sword does look continental European.

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    Thanks for input Dmitry, can't seem to get much help with this one and it is beautiful piece. I don't know, Glenn don't know, you don't know, maybe nobody knows. Eric
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    photo test

    Trying to figure out different ways to upload and paste photos.
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    Trying again 20140917_114929.jpg
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    Hello Eric,

    your sword is German (Baden) second half of the 18th cent.

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    Baden-Württemberg? I have looked in all the books I have here and internet and find nothing. Nothing similar from any German State. What am I missing? Do you have photos or link? Second half of 18th would be great for an eagle or bird head but I can find nothing. Eric
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    1788 pattern infantry Danish

    I did find this so I'm getting warmer.
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    Similar to 1767 French infantry

    Some stylized similarities to the 1767 French infantry (briquette) fuller, pommel nut but with straight blade. Close to Baden
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    It is not in any book but you can see the identical sword in the army museum in Rastatt, Germany (former duchy of Baden)
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