Antique Ioof Odd Fellows Sword & Scabbard - Very Unusual Style - No Res. For Sale
Antique IOOF Odd Fellows Sword & Scabbard - VERY UNUSUAL STYLE - No Res.
Offered is what I believe to be an IOOF Odd Fellows Fraternal Ornate Patriarchs Militant sword and scabbard. This particular sword has some unique decorations different from any other lodge sword I’ve seen. The scabbard and metal handle parts have a polished gold or somewhat brassy colored finish. The tip of the handle has a bird, (raven?), perched on top of the feathery plum on the knights’ helmet. The celluloid handle decoration is actually engraved into the handle rather than just dyed on. The center of the cross guard has a shell on the front and back. The front has a leaf oval with two triangles and the back has a 9 pointed star with a cross & a coiled snake. There is also another coiled snake around a cross on the scabbard engravings. There is a double chain from the tip of the hand guard to the knight’s chin. The polished blade has approx. 10” of engraved decorations on both sides of the blade. The scabbard has 3 applied brass/goldish colored decorations. The top decoration has a mid-evil type tent \, an all seeing eye with radiating rays, 3 columns of pedestals, and e interlocking circles. The bottom decoration has2 crossed sheep staffs. The base metal of the scabbard is also a goldish / tarnished brass color. In between the decorations, the base scabbard metal is also etches with designs. CONDITION. The antique sword is in overall very good condition. It DOES show some tarnish, age, and natural wear. There is no major bends, pitting, nicks, or repairs. I will call attention to the last 3 photos. 1) One side of the blade has approx. 6” of mild ruffness to the engraved center of the blade. 2) The celluloid has a short, tight crack on the back and some slight staining. 3) The back of the scabbard has some tarnished staining. I have not done any buffing or major polishing to this either. The is one shallow dent in the scabbard toward the end. Still, this is an ice unusual styled antique sword worthy of collecting or displaying. A little careful restoration & care should improve the appearance even more. Please view ALL my pictures carefully to better determine the exact condition to your own satisfaction. I ask that you ask necessary questions early & PRIOR to offerding. I will assist you in any way I can. I must sell this as pictured, as described, and 'as is'. Thank you & good luck...
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