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    Great period provenance.

    Second Model Virginia Manufactory Saber as Altered for Confederate Use. Certainly one of the finest condition examples we've seen. Deeply curved 33" blade, generally smooth and dark with just some small scattered patches of light pitting and dark surface rust. There are a number of nicks in the center section of the blade which (without being melodramatic), in recognition of the sword's history, were most likely inflicted in combat. With the exception of a small circle on the obverse ricasso the blade is unmarked. Hilt about perfect with smooth dark patina, absolutely no rust or pitting. Grip also near perfect with just a few surface chips in the leather, and tight single strand brass wire wrap. Scabbard with brass mounts also exceptional with smooth dark patina and just a few small patches of light pitting. Brass ring mounts perfect/untouched.

    Attached to the saber is a period cardboard tag which bears the following ink script legend: "Used by one of the "Black/ Horse" Cavalry at the/ 2nd Battle of Bull Run/ Confederate Saber" and on the reverse, "Presented to Wm. Knight Frick and/ by him to presented to / Alfred Parks Brown/ Brooklyn, N. Y./ Presented to/ Larry Schloss Freeport, N. Y." Tag in good sound condition, crisp and legible. A great Confederate sword with a superb history.


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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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