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    A HASSAM OF BOSTON FIGHTING KNIFE AND SCABBARD FROM THE CIVIL WAR ERA DATED 1861 -

    This fighting knife was made by the Hassam Brothers of Boston for use by Union troops in the Civil War. It has the classic horn grips with the silver ferrule and cap. With the attractive and desirable 'S'-shaped crossguard, the 8" blade has a nice, even patina and is clearly stamped with the 'Hassam, Boston' mark at the ricasso. The dark brown sheath makes this weapon especially important since the owner's name 'C. C. Hills' and the date '1861' is engraved on the throat of the sheath. Also engraved is the presenter's name as 'From his friend S. S. M.' as well. While the silver throat of the scabbard is intact, there is some minor crackling of the leather on the sides and at the tip. Measuring 13" overall, this is an excellent example of a well-made Union fighting knife. From The William Turner Collection.


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    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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