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Near Mint Puma No. 3 Dove Head Army Officer Sword
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The sword has an overall length in the scabbard of approximately 39 inches, with a blade length of 33 inches. The blade is very bright, with some relatively minor spots and scratches, but no chips, nicks, or rust. The reverse ricasso bears the manufacturer mark of the firm of Puma while the obverse ricasso bears the mark "No. 3". The guard has an open wing eagle. The pommel is a "dove head" style, but the pommel, back strap, knuckle guard and ferrule are all impressively decorated with relief oak leaves. The gilt finish to the fittings is nearly 100% intact. The grip is black celluloid over wood. It is triple wrapped with silver colored wire and the grip is without cracks or chips. The black scabbard paint has some scratches and spots of wear, but it is almost entirely intact.