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    Douglas Cavalry Officer's Saber with a "CS Star" patterned after the Boyle & Gamble staff and field officer's sword. This is one of only two Douglas cavalry officer's swords known to exist and still retains its original gilting. The saber is totally untouched, with wonderful patina and color to the guard with original grips and original wire. The flat blade is also uncleaned and is sheathed in its Confederate scabbard. Blanton Douglas & Co. Brass Foundry in Columbia, South Carolina, were manufacturers and purveyors of buttons, spurs and swords. The foundry was located next to the Washington Street Methodist Church, which was burned to the ground by Sherman's troops on February 17, 1865. Cavalry officers' sabers by this maker are extremely rare, and this is truly an untouched, authentic example. One of the rarest Confederate cavalry officer's sabers in existence.

    Provenance: Flayderman Collection

    Authentication: Steve Hess

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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