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    Kenansville Confederate Cavalry Saber, 42.5" overall length, 34.5" blade. This unmarked saber is probably a Confederate States Armory product from Kenansville, North Carolina. The Roman numeral VIIII found on the right front of the brass guard is in keeping with the serialization system employed by that firm. This weapon is similar in every respect to the one illustrated on page 27 of William A. Albaugh's Confederate Edged Weapons in that it has a crude pommel cap, unstopped single fuller and heavy branches. The scabbard, although lacking a Roman numeral, is in keeping with those associated with the Kenansville saber. The iron is painted with a red lacquer finish and the whole has brass fittings. The brass elements throughout show evidence of crude Confederate casting. Original surfaces throughout with perfectly aged brass. The blade has a few small nicks, but an otherwise fresh appearance. Leather and wire no longer present on the grip. The scabbard has moderate rusting, however much of the red lacquer remains. Overall a decent, undeniably Confederate weapon.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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