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    W. H. HORSTMANN U.S. M1850 CIVIL WAR STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER'S SWORD. A very nice untouched example of a Civil War M1850 Federal staff and field officer's sword.

    Condition: Unusually long 34.25" blade, 40" overall. Nice deep etching with hand engraved highlights. Obverse with spread wing eagle and motto, American shield, panoply of arms and floral/ scroll work. Etched panel just above the ricasso with "W. H. Horstmann & Sons Philadelphia". Reverse with large US, panoply of arms, American shield and scroll work. Crowned head proof at base of ricasso. Blade excellent retaining some luster, just a few tiny patches of very light pitting, negligible. Hilt with slightly stylized and seraphed pierced US, retaining traces of the original gilt. Sharkskin grip with spring type brass wire wrap bordered with single strand brass wire, excellent - perfect, original leather washer. Steel scabbard retains most of the original acid brown finish, just some light surface rust/grime. Scallop edged brass mounts decorated with cast oak leaves, brass rings. Bottom mount w/one shallow dent on face, otherwise perfect, brass throat. All brass with pleasing untouched patina.


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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