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    Unusual Civil War Non-Regulation Mounted Officer's Sword. Although the blade is only slightly curved, the sword is 40" overall with a 34½" blade and certainly meant for use on horseback. All steel hilt closely resembling the M1833 dragoon saber. Sharkskin grip wrapped with spring like brass wire. Hilt completely untouched and excellent. The blade, which is excellent, retaining 70% of the original luster, is etched for 1/3 its length in a style generally associated with New York City dealers, especially Schuyler, Hartley & Graham. The obverse displays scroll/floral work and an American shield with hand engraved details. A brass disc marked "Proved" is inset on the ricasso surrounded by etched laurel leaves. The reverse exhibits a tucked wing eagle and riband with similar floral/scroll work, with a shield etched on the ricasso. The scabbard has a tiered throat and accentuated drag, again similar to the '33 dragoon. Scabbard overall with deep dark patina, a few dents and what appears to be a period repair to a crack midway between the middle mount and drag. Doubtless period it is covered with the same dark patina and barely detectable. An unusual Civil War sword, with a beautiful blade.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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