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    Certainly the Finest Louis Haiman & Bro. Confederate Cavalry Saber We've Ever Catalogued. Likely one of the finest examples extant. 35 1/2" blade with unstopped fuller that extends to within 8" of the tip. Generally smooth and gray with just some scattered areas of salt and peppering and some light surface rust at the ricasso. Interestingly, the blade is marked on the obverse ricasso CSA in 3/16" high block letters, which, remarkably give every appearance of being period. The brass hilt is architecturally perfect with a nice dark untouched patina, just a number of small nicks/dings on the underside of the guard. The hilt is very tight. The grip is covered with very heavy, wide weave, oil cloth, and wrapped with heavy single strand iron wire, absolutely perfect. The original brass mounted iron scabbard, with prominent lap seam, is truly exceptional, and retains 95% of the original brown lacquer with just some minor surface scratches. Original rather crudely fashioned iron drag and throat. The brass ring mounts retain 90% of the original gilt, the carrying rings are iron. Louis Haiman and his brother Elijah operated through most of the war, producing a wide variety of military goods including superior quality edged weapons. Exceptional example of this scarce and desirable Confederate manufactured saber.

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    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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