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    Very Scarce U.S. M1860 Cavalry Saber by J. E. Bleckman of Solingen. Although information is sketchy, it is generally accepted that no more than 10,000 of these sabers were imported early in the war with that number possibly being as little as 5,000. Because of their early issue date the attrition rate was very high and surviving specimens are difficult to obtain. Blade excellent with just some tiny scattered edge nicks, absolutely no rust or pitting Marked at the base of the reverse ricasso with the Bleckman bow and arrow surrounding "BM" and this example is further marked on the obverse with NJ designating use by New Jersey troops. Brass hilt about perfect, just a bit loose and easily tightened. Grip retains about 50% of the original leather and all of the original wire wrap. Scabbard also excellent with just a few minor scattered old dents, generally smooth and gray with just scattered salt and peppering and a few tiny patches of light pitting. Screw fastened throat. Nice honest example of this very scarce M1860 saber.

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    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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