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    Confederate Officer's Field and Staff Sword with Original Leather Scabbard by Louis Froelich, Confederate States Armory, Kenansville, North Carolina. Louis Froelich produced a wide variety of swords between 1861 and 1865, some of the most treasured Confederate swords of the Civil War. This unique example of the field and staff officers model has stamped on the bow of the guard "L F 1861" making it one of the rarest of Froelich's products. The pattern on the guard, with a five pointed star above the "CS", is similar to a pattern produced by both Boyle & Gamble and B. Douglas. The bright shiny blade is 29 3/8" with virtually no pitting, and the overall length of the sword is 35 5/8". The leather washer is missing; however, the hilt is tight to the blade. The hilt retains all of its original brown leather and finely twisted brass wire. Some of the original gold gilding may been seen in the recesses of the guard. The original leather scabbard retains 90% of the original black finish and is top-stitched like the Boyle and Gamble products in Richmond. The mounts are original to the sword. The overall condition of this sword is excellent.

    Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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