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    Exceptional Horstmann Civil War M1860 Light Cavalry Officer's Saber. 31 1/2" curved blade retains most of the original luster and is profusely white etched for 2/3 its length. The obverse with extensive scrollwork, arms panoplies and stands of flags, all highlighted with hand engraving. Maker's logo at the base of the blade "W. H. Horstmann/& Sons/Philadelphia". The reverse of the blade with similar superbly detailed etching. The back of the blade is etched with a leaf/vine motif. Absolutely no rust, pitting or nicks, and just some minor scattered stains. The blade retains the original blue wool washer. The regulation style hilt retains 90% of the bright gilt with cast leaf decoration on the inboard and outboard faces of the branches, and deep laurel leaf decoration on the pommel cap face. Sharkskin grip with triple wire wrap mint. As is typical of these Horstmann sabers, the scabbard is plain, but with decoratively scalloped drag. Absolutely no rust, pitting, dents or nicks with very pleasing smooth gray patina. A really choice example of this very popular form of Civil War Cavalry officer's saber.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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