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    PRESENTATION GRADE U.S. M1850 CIVIL WAR STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER'S SWORD AND SCABBARD. A very attractive high grade example of this scarce and desirable Federal Civil War officer's sword.

    Condition: 31.5" slightly curved blade marked at ricasso "Eisenhauer" on one side and "Horster/Solingen" on the other. "Iron Proof" etched on the back of the blade at hilt. Beautifully etched blade with hand engraved highlights. Obverse with eagle shield, motto, panoply of arms, and floral/ scrollwork. Reverse with US, American flag, panoplies of arms and floral/ scrollwork. Blade excellent - mint, retaining most of the original luster, just some minor scattered stains. Brass hilt with pierced US retains 70% of the original gilt displaying exceptional workmanship. Vestiges of the original washer, very tight. Sharkskin grip with spring like copper wire wrap near perfect. German silver scabbard with deeply and extensively chased brass mounts and throat. All attached with screws. Again, fine workmanship with nice patina, brass carrying rings. Mounts retain vestiges of original gilt in recesses. Scabbard body with a couple of minor shallow dents, obviously the result of honest use.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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