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    PRESENTATION GRADE NON REGULATION CIVIL WAR U.S. STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER'S SWORD.
    A very impressive sword of a quality and grade normally reserved for presentation.

    Condition:
    32.25" blade with deep unstopped fuller. Two European cartouche proofs at the base of the blade. Deeply etched on obverse with floral/ scroll motif, center section with large beautifully executed spread wing eagle and riband with mottos surmounting a panoply of arms. Entire etched panel with unusual frosted and speckled background. Reverse side with floral/ scroll motifs, crossed cannons, panoply of arms/ flags and large block US. All etching extensively highlighted with hand engraved details. Very fine condition, just some minor darkening and a couple of patches of minor pitting near tip. Brass hilt with numerous piercings. Basket pierced with panoply of eight flags and tucked wing eagle perched on an American shield surmounted by a riband with seven stars. Deep relief cast decoration on pommel cap and backstrap incorporating leaves and berries. Inboard counterguard with four piercings. Sharkskin grip with triple brass wire wrap. Grip with one chip in sharkskin at top by the pommel otherwise perfect. Brass scabbard has sheet brass mounts with elaborate die struck decoration as well as brass throat. Scabbard very fine with just a few minor dents.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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