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    Exquisite Inscribed Tiffany & Co. New York Iron Hilt Non-regulation Officer's Sword. Unusual example with the length of a mounted officer's sword but the blade configuration of a foot officer's sword. Magnificent 34" blade about mint. The obverse bears an etched panel at the mid-point which is inscribed in old English letters "J. F. Austin" (possibly James F. Austin, 192d new York Infantry) with a 6" panel on a frosted background displaying a spread wing eagle surrounded by rays with "Tiffany & Co./ New York" in a riband just above the ricasso. The reverse bears a similar panel with "US" surrounded by floral and scroll work with "Warranted / to cut/ wrought iron" in a riband just above the ricasso, and "P. D. L." in a cartouche on the ricasso. Retains the original buff leather washer. All iron hilt with multi branch guard and engraved line decoration, including scroll work at the quillon. Pommel with backstrap that extends to a ferrule at the base of the grip. Fishskin grip with triple brass wire wrap, perfect. Hilt overall near mint, just some minor bubbling of the plating. Iron scabbard with tapered throat, excellent with smooth dark patina and traces of the original plating. Absolutely no rust, dents or pitting. A most attractive Civil War sword from one of the period's most desirable maker's and certainly deserving of further research.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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