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    U.S. M1860 Staff and Field Officer's Sword Manufactured by Springfield Armory, circa 1872. Produced at Springfield in limited quantity for issuance to regular army infantry officers in the 1870s this being an exceptional example. The 31" blade is diamond shaped in cross section and etched for 2/3 its length including arms panoply with US and "U.S./ Armory/ Springfield/ Mass." on the obverse and arms panoply with scroll work and spread wing eagle on the reverse. The blade is near mint retaining most of the original luster with just a few small stains. Regulation hilt with folding counter guard retains most of the original gilt. Sharkskin grip with twisted brass wire wrap perfect. Brass mounted nickel plated steel scabbard with some bubbling and minor flaking otherwise perfect with no dents or bends. Choice example of this scarce sword that saw considerable service in the hands of regular army infantry officers in the American west.

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    January, 2009
    23rd-25th Friday-Sunday
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