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    Very Rare Confederate Imported Mole Naval Cutlass. 25" overall length with 19.75" blade, checkered two-piece grips on hilt, brass guard, pommel, tapered steel blade stamped "MOLE" on the back side of the blade, ricasso having stamped rectangle enclosing "COURTNEY & TENNANT CHARLESTON, S.C.", leather scabbard with brass tip and throat. Minor nicks on an otherwise pristine blade. Brass elements enjoy deep, old toning. The leather shows moderate wear, crazing and some loss to finish. Overall a fine example of this elusive weapon. Although the British government was officially neutral during the Civil War, many English manufacturing firms conducted a thriving arms business with the struggling Southern Confederacy. Robert Mole & Sons of Birmingham sold uniform buttons and edged weapons to the Confederate Navy through military outfitters Courtney & Tennant of Charleston.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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