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    Superb Condition Very Rare Confederate Cavalry Saber and Scabbard by Louis Haiman & Bro., Columbus, Georgia. The 35½" blade utilizes an unstopped fuller that extends to within 8" of the tip. The blade is very nice, smooth and gray with just scattered salt and peppering and one small patch of light pitting at the ricasso. Interestingly the blade is marked "CSA" in 3/16" high block letters on the obverse ricasso, uncharacteristically giving every appearance of being period. The brass hilt is architecturally perfect with a nice dark untouched patina, just a number of small nicks/ dings on the underside of the guard. The hilt is very tight. The grip is covered with very heavy wide weave oil cloth and wrapped with heavy single strand iron wire, absolutely perfect. The original brass mounted iron scabbard is truly remarkable. It retains 98% of the original brown lacquer finish, just some minor surface scratches, really stunning. Crudely fashioned iron drag and throat. The brass ring mounts retain 90% of the original gilt, the carrying rings are iron. Louis Haiman and his brother Elijah operated through most of the war, producing a wide variety of military good including superior quality edged weapons. Although reasonably prolific, the survival rate on their swords is very low. Possibly the finest example known of this rare and desirable Confederate manufactured saber.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2009
    25th Thursday
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