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    Civil War US M1850 Foot Officer's Sword from an Unlisted Nashville, Tennessee Military Outfitter. Very slightly curved 32" blade etched for ½ its length with a previously unencountered pattern Obverse with scroll work flanking a panoply of arms, American flag and American shield with "N. Derby/ Nashville/ Tenn. Etched on the ricasso. Reverse with large block US flanked by scroll and floral work with W. Clauberg Solingen standing knight proof. Iron proof etched on the back of the blade. Blade generally smooth and gray, absolutely no rust or pitting. All brass regulation style hilt with nice dark patina, fine condition but with an old glue repair where the guard enters the pommel cap. Appears to simply be a crude attempt to tight the sword and easily neatened up. Quillon slightly bent. Wooden grip very good but no wrap remains. Iron scabbard with brass mounts and throat, iron carrying rings. Scattered light pitting but absolutely no dents, overall very good. Certainly an extremely rare maker and the first example we've encountered.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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