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    Rare Confederate New Orleans "CS Pelican" Sword With Sharkskin Grips, New Orleans, Louisiana. A very rare State of Louisiana Confederate staff officer's saber with an extra large guard. The guard has a pelican feeding its young, straddled by the letters "CS". The pommel cap is cast in two pieces, as was prevalent with New Orleans swords. This sword is one of only two known to exist and it is the only one known to exist with sharkskin grips. The blade is French, along with the scabbard. New Orleans confederate sword makers often imported blades and hilted them with their southern made guards and pommel caps. Several authorities believe the sword is made by Pradel of New Orleans. The only other known example of this rare saber is in the Civil War Preservations Museum at Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania.

    Provenance: J. Stametalous

    Authentication: Steve Hess

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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