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    CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER'S SWORD AND SCABBARD MADE BY THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMORY KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. - The Confederate States Armory produced a wide variety of edged weapons from 1862 - 1865 and was a large private enterprise operated by Louis Froelich. This is doubtless, visually, the most striking of all the Confederate officer's swords. The brass guard, which appears to be sheet brass but is actually cast, incorporates the cutout letters CSA. Distinctive brass grip ferrule and pommel. The guard characteristically bears the Roman numeral VIII at the edge of the quillon. Leather wrapped grip grooved to accept the single strand brass wire wrap. Retains the original leather washer. Unetched 32 ¼" blade with rather crude single unstopped fuller. A very nice example of this extremely desirable Confederate officer's sword and scabbard.

    Condition: All brass with nice patina. Grip covering shows wear but about 80% intact and very sound, wire wrap tight. Blade clean and bright with scattered light pitting overall, no nicks or sharpening. Scabbard with deep dark untouched patina and some scattered surface rust, a bit heavier toward the drag. Brass mounts with dark untouched patina.

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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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