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    CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER'S SWORD AND SCABBARD, NEW ORLEANS MANUFACTURED AND MARKED. Probably made by Thomas Griswold. A very nice Confederate manufactured foot officer's sword with desirable markings.

    Condition: 29.5" blade with shallow fuller, rudimentary ricasso with penknife edge. Very fine condition with just a few patches of very light pitting toward the tip. Nicely marked with single die stamp in one line on the reverse side of the ricasso "New Orleans". Brass hilt with typical floral piercings, well executed but typically less than perfect finish. The guard appears to be made with a nicely finished seam where the knuckle bow meets the counterguard. Wooden grip retains traces of the leather with twisted brass wire wrap. Leather scabbard with nicely done, but obvious, unstitched seam on the back. Brass mounts with nice patina and identical tiny rudimentary engraving along the edge of three mounts. Scabbard generally excellent with just some crackling to the finish and a well-executed repair just above the bottom mount. Bottom mount with several dents and substantial wear to the tail testifying to the sword's extensive service.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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