Sword and Templar Pin
Saint John’s Commandery, No. 1. which was organized under the name of St. John’s Encampment on the twenty-third day of August, 1802, by Thomas Smith Webb, Jeremiah F. Jenkins, Samuel Snow, Daniel Stillwell, John S. Warner, and Nicholas Hoppin. It has existed, without intermission, from that day, and is the oldest body of Templar’s in this country”The blade measures 32 1/2 ” and the overall length is 39”
Wooden black Handle with early original Cross . .
This is a Rare Antique Signed 19th Century Patriotic K.T. Masonic “Knight Of The Brazen Serpent” Knight’s Templars Ornate Ceremonial Mason Sword with Etched Blade ‘‘ Theadore K Calvin’’ side 1 and “St John’s Commandery No 1” side 2
This is a Very Early and Rare Masonic Civil War Era Sword with Ebony Wood Handle with Inlaid Victorian Cross with Red enamel Silver inner laid cross Insert, and Patriotic Hilt Counter Guard with Eagle & Stars, and Knights Helmet Pommel and Plume.
The Blade is signed by the maker “M. C. LILLY & CO. COLUMBUS, O.”
The Blade is etched with the former owners name on one side, and Ornate Designs on the other with Commandery.
Overall Good Condition with a Nice Aged Patina
As expected it has some wear from age
The metal Templar Pin has is a Eagle sprawling over a Skeleton common to original Templar pins
Ornate from Slocum, Rhone Island, New England USA
A wonderful piece of Past History