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    Scarce and Desirable Thomas Griswold & Co., New Orleans, Confederate Cavalry Officer's Saber with Scabbard.
    35-inch curved blade. Ricasso marked THOMAS GRISWOLD [in an arc] / NEW ORLEANS [NEW is visible, not ORLEANS]. Hilt of regulation form with cast decoration on the quillon, inside and outside of both outboard branches, face of pommel cap and scrollwork with floral rosette where the guard enters the pommel. Black leather wrapped grip with twisted brass wire wrap. The scabbard two oversize rings and large accentuated drag. Note: This is an exceptional example of a very scarce and desirable maker marked Confederate saber.

    Condition: Fine. Blade with an even dark gray smooth patina with a few nicks to edge. Untouched patina to hilt with normal age wear. Wire wrap a bit loose. Scabbard with a plum/brown overall look with dents, spotting and light frosting. Brass rings good. Appears to have the original leather washer.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    11th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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