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    Superb Untouched Example Of The Distinctive Unmarked Confederate "Cornpone" Enlisted Cavalry Saber. This particular form of Confederate saber earned its distinctive monitor when it was sketched as Fig. 91 and described in Albaugh's original "Confederate Edged Weapons" book as being "As Southern as corn pone and molasses...". 35" blade with unstopped fuller running to within 1" of the hilt and 10 1/2" of the tip. Blade about perfect with no rust, pitting or edge nicks and generally overall smooth gray patina. Retains the original leather washer. Hilt also about perfect, completely untouched with great untouched patina. Identical in every detail to the sword depicted by Albaugh with flat branches, small flat reverse counterguard, flat quillon and collar at the base of the grip cast integral with the guard. This example is slotted at the top of the guard for a sword knot. Plain, rather heavy brass pommel. The leather covered grip with single strand iron wire about perfect. Iron scabbard with crude lap seam along the back edge. Brass throat fastened by two rivets, brass ring mounts and iron carrying rings and drag. Scabbard with absolutely no dents, completely untouched retaining much of what appears to be an original lacquer finish and some minor scattered areas of very old light pitting. A superb example of what Albaugh basically characterized as the most 'Confederate' of Confederate swords. Ex-Steve Hess Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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