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    Confederate 'Dog River' Enlisted Artillery Saber With Black Japanned Scabbard. 32" blade excellent with unstopped fuller that runs open to the hilt and to within 8 1/2" of the tip. Bright and clean with no rust or pitting and just some small 'spider web' like stains scattered about, minor. Retains the original leather washer. Classic hilt form emulating the US M1840 but with obviously cruder finish. Perfect with untouched patina. The pommel cap displays a noticeably higher copper content than the guard. The wood grip with tight single strand iron wire wrap. Retains about 60% of the original black oilcloth wrap with the reverse side of the grip missing just a few chips, most of the loss being visible on the obverse side. Sheet iron scabbard with prominent lap seam along the back edge retains 80% of what appears to be the original black Japanned finish. Heavy brass ring mounts with median ridges, iron rings and drag, which shows obvious honest wear. Absolutely no rust or pitting but two minor dents near the top of the scabbard on the obverse, minor. The scabbard is fabricated without a throat. As fine an example of this rare form of "Dog River" saber one could hope to obtain. Ex-Steve Hess Collection.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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