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    Fantastic Presentation Grade Silver Hilt U. S. Cavalry Officers' Sword. A visually compelling sword with a 34 ½-inch curved blade maker marked "W. H. Horstmann / & Sons / Philadelphia" on the obverse ricasso. The obverse side of the blade is etched with an eagle, panoply of arms and decorative scroll; the reverse is much the same with the addition of a "U.S." The silver hilt features an open work guard with panoplies of arms, foliate scroll and an eagle perched atop a shield with a similarly decorated counterguard. The grip is wrapped with fine brass wire. The pommel features the striking face of a screaming Zeus. The nickeled-metal scabbard features silvered mounts cast with military themes.

    Condition: Excellent. Exhibits only modest storage wear.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    11th Sunday
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