Masonic Sword
Believed York Rite
circa 1891-1925

This sword is a late 19th century, early 20th century Masonic sword, believed to be York Rite. Blade markings indicate Scottish origin (or at least ancestry) as it is McDonald.
The most distinctive feature on this sword is the "cross-guard" as it appears to be like fish "fins." The same pattern appears on the scabbard drag. It also has a "knight's-head" pommel; solid wire wrap fish-skin grips; three-point "fish-fin" cross-guard; the letters StB encircled by a C are displayed in the center of the cross-guard. Metal nickel-plated furniture of cast materials.
The Latin words, "PRO DEO ET JURE" will be on the blade or scabbard, usually below a badge or crest, containing a red Templar cross.
These swords are very ornate in appearance and - although this example has a very stout well made blade - were not intended for combat.
Fraternal, Lodge, or Society swords are relatively inexpensive to own and are fun to collect.
There are seemingly infinite variations and I have owned many.

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