Details about ENGRAVED KNIGHTS TEMPLAR Old Masonic RITUAL HIRAM SWORD! Artistic! 1860s! RARE!See original listing
15 Sep, 2013 18:24:15 BST
Approximately £181.04(including postage)
East Coast, United States
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Rare! Dynamic Engraved Warrior!
PRESENTING A RARE ANTIQUE Circa 1860's CIVIL WAR ERA KNIGHTS TEMPLAR CEREMONIALSWORD!
IN TRUE MEDIEVAL SPIRIT!
THIS SWORD LOOKS ALMOST NEW!...GENUINELY OLD, IT APPEARS THAT A PREVIOUS OWNER WENT TO THE EXPENSE OF HAVING IT RE-PLATED!...AND NOW YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS LUXURIOUS ENDEAVOR!
SYMBOLISM THAT IS STRONG & PROFOUND!
RARE HAND ENGRAVED WARRIOR!
EXPRESSIVE DETAILED ENGRAVING ON SCABBARD TOP!
POWERFUL ARTISTIC RENDERING!
A SUBSTANTIAL SWORD FROM THE HISTORIC PAGES OF OLD-TIME KNIGHTS TEMPLAR FREEMASONRY!
GREAT ANCIENT ARISTOCRATIC STYLE!
MEDIEVAL HAND GUARD WITH CROSS!
THE SWORD SHINES LIKE A MIRROR!
RED CROSS!...RAYS OF LIGHT!
SEE THE MYSTERIOUS & SOMEWHAT TROUBLED LOOKING FACE DECORATING THE SCABBARD DRAG!
WE SEE THIS FACE ON NUMEROUS EARLY TEMPLAR SWORDS . COLLECTOR'S HAVE PONDERED OVER A POSSIBLE IDENTITY!
SOME SPECULATE THIS REPRESENTS AN ANGEL OR...MASTER HIRAM ABIFF???!
ATHOUGH THIS IS PROBABLY COINCIDENTAL, WE NOTED A SIMILARITY IN EXPRESSION BETWEEN THE ALLEGED "HIRAM" OF THE SWORD AND ONE SYMBOLIC WINGED STATUE IN THE FAMED ROSLYN CHAPEL.
THE CHERUBIC "STONE MASON" OF ROSLYN CHAPEL!
BOTH MEDIEVAL!...BOTH CLEAN SHAVEN!..BOTH SEEMINGLY PERPLEXD!
VERY CURIOUS!...AN INTRIGUING MYSTERY!
WOOD GRIP WITH STYLIZED ROCOCO CROSS!
A DESIGN SHOWING GREAT CLASSICISM!
BOLD!..DECORATIVE!...GREAT EARLY STYLE!
MILITARY OFFICERS STYLE BLADE!
MADE WITH A CENTRAL BLOOD GROOVE FOR USE UPON AN ALTAR!
PASSION CROSS ON EACH SIDE!
TRUE TO MEDIEVAL TEMPLAR CHIVALRIC TRADITIONS!
IT SHINES!...IT GLOWS!...HYPNOTIC!
ANCIENT MEDIEVAL WARRIOR!
A SOLID, HANDSOME & STRONG OLD ENGRAVED SWORD!
FROM THE HISTORIC "J. A. MERRILL & CO."!
BELOW, FOR HISTORIC REFERENCE ONLY (this does not come with the auction) IS A Circa 1860's MERRILL COMPANY LABEL. J. A. MERRILL WAS A CIVIL WAR ERA JEWELER, WATCH MAKER & SOMETIME SWORD MAKER & RETAILER!
MERRILL SWORDS ARE VERY RARE!
A TRUE HISTORICAL GEM!
A Great Collecting Opportunity!
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Presenting a rare and quite attractive antique circa 1860's-1870's Masonic Knights Templar Silver Ritual Sword. It looks almost new because a previous owner went to the expense of having the sword replated. The result is absolutely amazing. Everything shines bright like a mirror. Both scabbard and blade glow like magic! The only wear of note is on the wood grip. The grip has some of the usual crackling with some scuffing in some areas. This is typical of old wood. But there isn't much to complain about here. The Blade is made in the classic military style featuring a central fuller (or blood groove). The original owner's name is etched there, as is the name of the maker. This impressive sword was made by “J. A. Merrill & Company of Portland, Maine”. Founded in 1851, Merrill was an acclaimed Jeweler, Watch Maker, as well as a maker and retailer of Military, Masonic, Odd Fellows, other Secret Society Goods. If Merrill made the swords himself or had them made for him by "The Ames Sword Company" is difficult to ascertain due to conflicting information. But in any event, this Sword is as fine as anything made by “The Ames Sword Company”, “M. C. Lilley & Co”, the “Pettibone Bros.” and William Horstmann of Philadelphia”. THIS IS A FINE HISTORIC SWORD. In its Scabbard, the Sword measures approximately 36 ¾ inches. Alone the Sword is about 33 ¾ inches with the Blade being around 28 inches. Do not allow this work of Masonic American history to escape! We regularly feature extremely attractive and also very rare, top quality antiques including among the finest in Fraternal and Masonic Swords and Historic Relics as well as many other fascinating items. Among our clients are Museums and Archives as well as many collectors the world over. Please keep checking our Classicliterati auctions. We try to describe items to the best of our ability. Please ask questions before bidding. FREE SHIPPING IN USA. Payment is expected within 5 days of auction close. FOREIGN SALES: Shipping this item to another country requires that it will only be sent with full INSURANCE and TRACKING which is EXPENSIVE. International bidders should first ask about exact shipping costs. WE DO NOT SHIP TO any country where the import of this type of item is not permitted. Thank You.
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A RARE ANTIQUE ENGRAVED SILVER KNIGHT TEMPLARS SWORD!
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