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    Presentation Grade Non-Regulation Civil War Staff & Field Officer's Sword. 32.25" blade with deep unstopped fuller, two European cartouche proof marks at the base. Deeply etched on obverse with floral/ scroll motif, center section with large beautifully executed spread wing eagle and riband with mottos surrounding a panoply of arms. Entire etched panel with unusual frosted and speckled background. Reverse with floral/ scroll motifs, crossed cannons, panoply of arms/ flags and large block US. All etching extensively highlighted with hand engraved details. Blade very fine with just some minor darkening and a couple of patches of minor pitting near the tip. Brass hilt with large basket pierced with panoply of eight flags and tucked wing eagle perched on an American shield surmounted by a riband with seven stars. Deep relief cast decoration on the pommel cap and backstrap incorporating leaves and berries. Inboard counterguard with four piercings. Sharkskin grip with triple brass wire wrap with just one small chip at the top near the pommel, else perfect. Brass scabbard with sheet brass mounts with elaborate die struck decoration, Scabbard very fine with just a few minor dents. A very pretty Civil War sword.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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