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    Exceptional Condition Civil War M1852 US Naval Officer's Sword by "W. H. Horstmann & Sons Philadelphia". Sword itself About Mint, etched blade with 98% original bright luster, just a couple of negligible stains. Hilt and mounts retain 100% of the original gilt, white fishskin grip and wire wrap perfect. Classic Horstmann etch with stars, arms panoplies, scrollwork, anchor and shield and logo on the obverse with oak leaves/vines, riband with USN, fouled anchor and eagle surmounting cannon on the reverse. All etching with hand engraved details with Iron Proof etched on the back of the blade. Typical for these Horstmann navy swords from the period the blade is just slightly narrower than normally encountered on examples manufactured by Ames. Scabbard perfectly sound but does show some crazing/flaking to the finish, detracts little. A really striking M1852 Civil War navy sword.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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