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    Very Nice Civil War M1850 Foot Officer's Sword by Horstmann & Sons Philadelphia. 30" slightly curved blade etched for 2/3 of its length. Scroll work and leaf decoration, riband with "UNION", crossed flags and spread wing eagle on the obverse with Horstmann logo die stamped on the ricasso. Reverse with scroll and floral motifs, military trophies, hand engraved date 1862 and large old English US. King's head proof on the ricasso. Blade smooth and gray, no rust or pitting. All brass regulation hilt about perfect, displaying excellent workmanship and retaining traces of the original gilt. Twisted brass wire wrap and leather grip mint. Brass mounted leather scabbard also about perfect w/incised line decoration, just one minor wrinkle 6" above the lower mount, really negligible. A very nice Civil War foot officer's in exceptional condition.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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