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    Lot of Two U.S. Civil War Era Non-Regulation German Made Swords. Includes a W. Walsheid, Solingen, Germany made example with slightly curved 32¾" blade with half-basket hilt and wire-wrapped cloth grips. The obverse ricasso has an inset brass proof inspector's cartouche. The blade has scattered areas of spotting and the edge is not abused. The cloth wrapping on the grip is largely absent. The other sword in the lot is marked "S & K" (Schnitzler & Kirschbaum) on the obverse ricasso and dated "1860" (the "6" is obscured) on the reverse. This sword, too, has a half-basket hilt with a 35" slightly curved blade. The blade is tarnished from age and has a uniform distribution of light surface pitting. The grip has lost most of the leather wrap. Still, both examples are in good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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