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    Civil War M1850 Foot Officer's Sword and Scabbard by Horstmann & Sons, Philadelphia. The 30 5/8" slightly curved blade is in superb condition, near mint, and etched for two-thirds of its length. The obverse is decorated with floral and scroll motifs, panoplies of arms and flags, with the Horstmann logo at the base. The central panel displays a large spread-wing eagle surmounted by motto. The reverse bears similar scroll work and arms panoplies with a large US in the center. The all-brass regulation style hilt is untouched with a chocolate brown patina. The sharkskin grip, with twisted brass wire wrap about perfect. Brass mounted iron scabbard, the throat edged with a flame like motif, and the ring mounts decorated with tightly cut diagonal lines. The carrying rings are also brass. The heavy brass drag is deeply cast with scroll motifs and arms panoplies. The scabbard has no dents but exhibits light to moderate pitting, again totally untouched. A nice regulation Civil War Union foot officer's sword with a magnificent blade.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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