Silver hilts in the 1790 to 1820 period are found in a number of different styles and the larger or the more unusual that the eagle pommel is found in, the more desirable the sword becomes. This example is a Philadelphia style reminiscent of the Rowland sword in the shape of the carved ivory grip made to fit the hand. The very large eagle pommel is an unusual form and some collectors refer it to the Parrot style. The sterling silver strip guard has a nicely formed reverse P shape and had a very unusual Quillon shape terminating in a disk. The blade form is the classic saber of a mounted officer and this blade has a large fuller and hatchet tip in shape. The scabbard is in very fine condition and also is mounted with fine silver furniture. A great Silver-hilt.