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    Fine Quality and Condition Civil War Non-regulation Staff and Field Officer's Sword. 30¼" slightly curved blade etched for 2/3 of its length. Scroll work, geometric designs, military trophies, with spread win eagle in the central panel on the obverse, which also has a small brass disc inlaid on the ricasso, "Proved". Similar motifs and central panel with large script US on the reverse. Blade is smooth and bright, no rust or pitting, etching a bit light. The all brass hilt displays a spread wing eagle with riband and stars in the basket of the multi branch guard. Line engraving highlights the edges of the branches. The knucklebow displays acanthus leaf decoration where it enters the pommel cap. The pommel cap itself is decorated with oak leaves on the face and scroll work engraving on the top edges. The quillon also bears deep floral engraving. The steel scabbard retains much of the original blued finish, the balance a dark smooth patina. Brass throat, ring mounts and decorative drag, carrying rings also of brass. Just one small shallow dent near the drag, otherwise about perfect. A very fine example of this non regulation form that was very popular with Federal officers during the war.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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