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    RARE ETCHED BLADE BOYLE & GAMBLE CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER'S SWORD WITH DISTINCTIVE V GUARD. FIG 2-g in Albaucgh's 'Photo Supplement'. Boyle and Gamble operated a manufactory on South 6th Street in Richmond and were prolific producers of all types of edged weapons for both private purchase and military outfitters such as Mitchell & Tyler. This pattern sword with the stylized V pierced in the guard was produced only by Boyle & Gamble and is quite rare. Brass hilt with flat guard, notched knuckle bow and distinctive Boyle & Gamble pommel cap. Leather covered grip with single strand brass wire wrap. 31" blade with unstopped fuller and characteristic flaw 1 ¾" from the hilt. The blade is etched for 2/3 of its length with vine, floral and scroll motifs and a cross hatched panel at the base of the obverse, unquestionably the work of Boyle & Gamble. There is no scabbard. An exceptional untouched example of this rare sword produced by the Confederacy's most prolific manufacturer.

    CONDITION: Absolutely superb 'attic', as found condition with dark brown, almost black, patina on all brass and smooth dark patina on the blade. The blade retains about 80% of the distinctive etch. Leather grip excellent with just some minor scuffs, wire wrap perfect.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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