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    Confederate Cavalry Saber and Scabbard Attributed To Boyle & Gamble of Richmond, Virginia. Boyle & Gamble were in operation in Richmond throughout the war and produced substantial numbers of edged weapons of all kinds. Their products were primarily sold to private individuals and military outfitters although there is evidence of weapons also being provided directly to the Confederate government. The all brass hilt is generally well made but does exhibit several noticeable casting flaws. The underside of the guard is distinctly convex. The leather grips appears to have been originally brown and is wrapped with double strand iron wire. The 35¼" curved blade has a wide shallow unstopped fuller and shows several forging flaws including the distinctly Boyle & Gamble imperfection on the reverse side of the blade 1¼" from the hilt. Extremely well made iron scabbard w/barely perceptible brazed seam. Brass ring mounts and rings, iron throat and drag. A very well made Confederate cavalry saber with strong evidence of its manufacture by Boyle & Gamble.

    Condition: Brass hilt with great untouched dark patina. Leather grip and iron wire perfect. Blade very nice with smooth gray patina, just some scattered tiny nicks that detract nothing. Iron scabbard and brass mounts also with nice dark smooth patina, just a few scattered dents, overall very nice.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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