Item #: BQ3373 -- A Catholic Knights of Pythias Fraternal Sword ca. 1900 -- $315.00
A very fine high quality example, maker marked at the blade ricasso, "Pettibone Mfg. Co. Cincinnati." The owner's name, D.A. BUSH, etched on the double-etched blade. Fine untouched condition with excellent period surface patina. There are a couple of small areas of plating loss to the scabbard and a small screw miising from a fitting on the reverse side. The handle fittings are excellent and the leather grip is with minor surface wear. The fancy grip wire broken and loose but could be restored. 90.5 cm.overall.