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    Civil War Period U.S. M1852 Naval Officer's Sword by "Horstmann/ & Sons/ Philadelphia". Blade generally gray with traces of luster, untouched, deeply etched for 2/3 its length with naval motifs including, anchors, oak leaves with intertwined ropes, eagle surmounting cannon and USN. Hilt excellent with remains of an old lacquer finish, retaining 20% of the original gilt. White rayskin grip with spring like brass wire wrap about perfect. The original sharkskin covered scabbard (as compared to one of the modern replacements) is excellent as are the mounts, which show traces of the original gilt with no dents. Nice example of this regulation U.S. Civil War sword and quite scarce with the original sharkskin covered scabbard.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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