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    Very Fine Civil War Period M1860 Cavalry Officer's Saber by "W. H. Horstmann & Sons/ Philadelphia" The 31¾" blade, etched for 2/3 of its length, is near mint, just some minor staining/slat and peppering, retaining most of the original mint luster. Deep profuse etched designs on a frosted background include scroll work, panoplies of arms etc. with Horstmann on the obverse just above the ricasso. Obverse ricasso marked with king's head proof. Gilt brass hilt is about perfect with acanthus leaf decoration on both sides where the branches enter the guard and on the face of the pommel cap. Fishskin grip and triple strand brass wire wrap also about perfect. Steel scabbard with decoratively cut drag, also untouched with deep dark patina, just a couple of minor shallow dents, very nice. Choice example of this scarce and desirable Federal officer's saber.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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