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    U.S. M1860 Staff and Field Officer's Sword by Horstmann, circa 1875. The 30" blade is elliptical in cross section and deeply etched for 2/3 its length with floral/scroll motifs, arms panoplies and spread wing eagle with motto on both sides. Marked Horstmann on the obverse and Philadelphia on the reverse. Blade overall near mint. Regulation style hilt with plain folding counterguard near mint retaining most of the original gilt. Sharkskin grip with twisted brass wire also near perfect. Brass mounted nickel plated steel scabbard also about mint and marked Horstmann at the throat. Choice example and the regulation sword used by infantry officers from 1860 to the end of the 1902.

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    January, 2009
    23rd-25th Friday-Sunday
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