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    Nice Confederate "Dog River" Cavalry Saber Exhibiting Several Unusual Details. 35.5" curved blade with unstopped fuller generally smooth with just a few very small patches of salt and peppering and one tiny nick. The blade shows a few tiny forging flaws but very well made with nice untouched patina. Hilt also nicely made, with just a few tiny flaws and exhibits the unusual detail of the branches being flattened where they enter the guard. There is an old solder "shim" where the guard joins the pommel, obviously done to simply tighten the sword as there is no break. There is also an old solder shim where the base of the grip enters the guard apparently for the same purpose. The grip is covered with dyed vellum, which has simply shrunk exposing some of the wood on the back of the grip. Retains several turns of the original single strand iron wire wrap. Hilt overall with very nice patina and no bends, cracks or breaks. The scabbard exhibits a prominent soldered lap seam with iron drag. A couple of minor shallow dents but really excellent with nice dark untouched patina. The heavy brass ring mounts are pinched together and soldered at the back. The top mount appears to have been struck and the ring is missing. The scabbard is made without a throat. An unusual and rare form in very nice condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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