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    Very Rare McKenney Confederate Foot Officer's Sword, Charlottesville, Virginia. The very rare McKenney Confederate foot officer's sword was made in Charlottesville, Virginia early in the war. McKenney began operations in July of 1861 and turned out six swords per week. This example is in outstanding condition. The original leather grips and wire are extraordinary. The original scabbard is extremely fine and scabbards seldomly survive with McKenney swords. The maker's name is hand-engraved on the top edge of the blade, which is customary. Only five of these swords are known to exist.

    Provenance: Charlottesville family

    Authentication: Steve Hess

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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