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    Superb Condition Schuyler Hartley & Graham New York Civil War Regulation M1850 Staff & Field Officer's Sword. Generally accepted as among the finest and most desirable of Civil War military outfitters, this sword exemplifies the outstanding workmanship that characterized the products of this firm. The 32 3/8" slightly curved blade is about mint, just a couple of tiny stains, really negligible, exhibiting 98% of the bright luster. etched for 2/3 of its length on a frosted background with liberty cap surrounded by rays, a tucked wing American eagle w/riband, and crossed flags over the legend "Stand By/ The Union" interspersed with scroll and leaf motifs on both sides of the blade. The SH & G logo is etched on the reverse side of the ricasso. The untouched regulation brass hilt retains much of the original gilt under layers of grime (actually appears to be nicotine), about perfect, quillon just slightly bent. Fishskin grip with triple brass wire wrap, perfect. Steel scabbard with brass mounts and throat retains much of the original acid brown finish, mixing with a plum brown patina, also about perfect. A really beautiful Civil War staff and field officer's sword, in exceptional untouched condition by a most desirable maker.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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