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    ACRYLIC SWORD & SCABBARD STAND: This pair of acrylic sword & scabbard stands was designed to hold one sword and its scabbard. Each is 5 inches tall and designed with square edge groves to prevent the sword or scabbard from flipping over as often happens with similar stands with a rounded cut. They will accommodate swords of all sized from small bowie knives to cavalry sabers.  This design presents a very clean and crisp display that is attractive. $27.00

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    Back on the Market! C391. CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE - ALABAMA "T. L. PRUITT":  This is an extremely rare example of an Alabama Confederate D-Guard Bowie knife made by Blacksmith T. L. Pruitt, Prattville, Alabama. It may be one of his earlier made knives before he received the Alabama government contract. The knife is 17 3/4-inch long with a 12 3/4 by 2 3/4-inch wide blade with a steel d-guard, which is pinned to an oak handle with a forward steel ferrule. The blade has blacksmith forging flaws; period sharpening; file marks; and is maker-marked “PRATT V.” for Prattville, Alabama. Pruitt is the only known blacksmith from Prattville, Alabama, and the die stamp letters match the lettering on his other known Pruitt made knives. The steel has an every brown patina on the guard and blade, and around the PRATTV mark and ferrule; and there is some period red paint on the top backside of the blade. The knife comes with its original leather sheath, which has a leather belt loop and a brass ring attached at the top. Most likely a design so a soldier could carry the knife across the chest. The leather is strong and has six small copper rivets and a large one for the belt loop. The patina on the rivets show the age of the scabbard. Alabama knives are extremelyrare, especially one identified to T.L. Priutt. The fact that in may be oneproduced before the Alabama governments contract makes it rarer and may be the only know example of this style. An old original sales receipt was with the knife showing it once sold for $18,000. I have it listed under $10,000! $9500.00

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    U652. HORSTMANN - M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, NEAR-MINT CONDITION: This Horstmann Staff & Field is in near-mint condition with much original gold wash, a bright blade anda scabbard with a smooth brown finished. The blade very frosty with some light spotting. The hilt is tight, with  100% original grip and wire.$2900.00

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    U693. SAUERBIER M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This M1850 Foot Officers sword is a product of Sauerbier from New Jersey and is marked as such, and has the distinct features associated with Sauerbier: the screw attaching the guard to the pommel cap and the unstopped fuller and black leather grip. The guard is tight with no movement. The pommel cap has additional chase-work around the rim; the grip is 100% complete with original triple strand wire. The nicely etched blade with a large U S held tight with the original blade washer.  The scabbard has the flame designed top throat and simple mounts with a fancy a Sauerbier drag. It is dent free with nice patina. $1700.00

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    U737. SAUERBIER - M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This is a Sauerbier M1850 Foot Officers sword. It has all the distinct features found on a Sauerbier sword: a unique pommel cap screw; an unstopped fuller; a standard guard design with a US in the center; a chased-worked pommel cap; a leather grip with triple strand wire; and a large U. S. in block-style lettering. The etched blade is bright with original frosting and the Sauerbier maker mark. The metal scabbard is dent free; retains 100% original brown finish, and all mounts are complete with matching inventory number 34. $1500.00

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    U764. NON-REGULATION FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD 1827 PATTERN, NEAR MINT: This is a Non-regulation 1827 pattern foot officer’s sword, which was used by Union officers from many state units. It is in near-mint condition! The hilt is tight with 100% original shark-skin grip and wire, and has an untouched patina. The original red felt blade washer keeps the mint blade tight, and the etching is crisp and frosty. The scabbard has a few dents, has matching patina, and shows wear on the drag. This sword was used but not abused. It will be hard to find a better blade.  $1050.00

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    U792.  PRESENTATION GRADE -  EAGLE QUILLON, SILVER HILT STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is a presentation grade – eagle quillon silver hilt staff & field sword with its original medallion mount German silver scabbard.  The scabbard is extremely rare and not often seen. The lattice-work medallion mounts are very delicate and you can see the top one is incomplete. The hilt is tight and very ornate. You can see the brass coming through the German silver grip, which indicate the sword was carried. All original wire is complete; the blade is a little dark, but the etching is strong, and it is marked EISENHAUER, and the pommel cap is very ornate. The scabbard in dent free. $2900.00

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    U793. NON-REGULATION FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This is a Non-Regulation Foot Officers sword with a fancy guard. This is one of my favorite swords from the Civil War.  It would have been carried by Lieutenants and Captains from all the Union states. It is the less common design with the fancy guard void of the standard eagle. The hilt is tight with 100% original shark-skin grip and only a little of the original wire. The blade retains much original frosting and is nicely etched with the W. Clauberg Soligen marker mark.  The scabbard is bent free and has nice patina.  Overall, a great looking sword! $1300.00

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    U817. MODEL 1850 NON-REGULATION FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD, GOLD ETCHED BLADE: This is a M1850 Non-Regulation Foot Officer’s sword with a high-quality gold-washed etched blade. The hilt is the standard Non-Regulation steel guard with a 100% original sharkskin grip with steel wire. The blade is beautifully gold-washed etched with “US’ “Persevere” on one side and the American eagle perched on an American shield on the opposite side, as well as Clauberg and IRON PROOF marked. The scabbard is in mint condition with a brown lacquer finish with gold washed mounts and drag. Simple a beautiful sword! $2900.00

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    U819. MODEL 1840 MUSICIAN SWORD – AMES, 1864  DATED: This is a Model 1840 Musician sword made by Ames in its original leather scabbard. The sword is in outstanding condition with a bright blade, which is Ames marked and dated and inspected US/J.F/1862, and inspected G.W.C on the guard. The leather scabbard is complete with both mounts and has all the pins. The leather is outstanding with a soft spot near the drag, which is inspection marked J.F as well. A Musician sword in this condition often sells for $550 to $650. $450.00

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    U830. AMES M1832 FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD – 1860 DATED: This Ames M1832 Foot Artillery Sword is complete with the original leather scabbard and frog. It is inspected and dated 1860. The government contract of 19 March, 1858 called for 1000 M1832 Foot Artillery swords; some were dated 1859 and the remainder 1860. The hilt is tight and the blade is bright with period sharpening. The scabbard is complete with all mounts, and the leather frog. $1600.00

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    U834. RARE - HORSTMANN & SONS MODEL 1832 FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD, MINT: This is a Horstmann & Sons Model 1832 Foot Artillery sword complete with the original scabbard and frog. It is in mint condition! The hilt has a nice mellow patina, and the blade is mint with the Gerbruder Weyersberg King Head stamp. The mint scabbard is complete with both mounts, and the frog is perfect with the original retention strap. I have never seen a finer example! Shipping included. $1775.00

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    U843. C.R. KIRSHBAUM NON-REGULATION BRITISH PATTERN 1822/1845 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD- SILVER PLATED: C. R. Kirshbaum, Solingen produced this uniquely designed Non-Regulation British Patter 1822/1845 sword. It is one of the rarer Non-Regulation designs with the eagle US center disk. This sword is even more rare because the hilt is silver plated, as well as the mounts on the German Silver scabbard, and has a folding reverse counter guard. The silver has not been cleaned and has a dark almost black patina. The blade is bright with some spotting and is unetched, but has the C. R. Kirshbaum, Solingen mark to include the Knights head. The German silver scabbard is complete with all original silver-plated mounts. The shark skin grip is 100% original to include wire, which is loose. $1400.00

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    U852. AMES - MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD TYPE-1 SWORD: This is a rare example of the commercially produced Ames Model 1850 Staff & Field Type-1 sword in excellent condition. The type-1 sword was made between 1851-1854 and are scarce and when found are normally well worn.  However, this example is in amazing condition and the best I have seen in a while. It has a 30 1/2-inch blade that is still frosty with strong etching and a crisp Ames maker mark, and has the original white buff blade washer. The hilt is tight; retains better the 75% original gold wash and 100% original shark skin grip and twisted wire. The scabbard is the rare heavy early brown version complete with all original mounts and traces of original gold wash. Here is an opportunity to add an excellent and rare early Type-1 Ames Model 1850 Staff & Field sword to your collection.$3500.00

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    U879. AMES M1832 FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD/SCABBARD/WHITE BUFF LEATHER BELT & BUCKLE, 1842 DATED: It is rare to find a Complete Ames M1832 foot artillery sword with the original scabbard, belt and buckle in near-mint condition. The sword is inspected UNITED STATED 1842 JCB and N.P. Ames Springfield under an eagle with W.A.T. in the cross guard. The blade is minty and reflective under a light spotty patina and the hilt has a brown-mustard patina. The scabbard is complete with no breaks, and the white buff leather belt is in near-mint condition with the original buckle. Simply one of the bet complete examples I have had in a while. $2700.00

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    U883.HIGH-GRADE NON-REGULATION  SWORD CLAUBERG; SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM RETAILED: This is a high grade non-regulation sword made by Clauberg and retailed by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, New York City. The brass hilt retains much original gold was and has a deep brown patina, and the grip is 100% original shark-skin with twisted wire. The guard has a large spread-winged flying eagle with an E. Pluribus Unum banner clutch in its beak, and US is on the underside of the guard. The blade is Clauberg and Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, New York City marked with IRON PROOF on the top of the blade’s spine. The etching is very frosty. The German silver scabbard is complete with some dings. This sword is rarely seen for sale and is extremely desirable! $2500.00

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    U884.AMES M1860 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER - SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM RETAILED: One of the rarest and most sought-after swords is the Ames M1860 Cavalry Officer’s saber, and it often missing from most advance collections. Even more rare, is an unmarked specimen sold to an independent retailer, and this is that one and only known example. Most likely, the sword blade was factory damaged and repaired prior to being sold to Schuyler, Hartley & Graham who then etched and sold it. The entire sword is Ames, from the pommel cap to the guard; the shark-skin grip and wire; the blade and the even more rare steel scabbard with wide brass mounts. 12 1/4 inches from the tip is a dove-tail factory repair. It most likely was buffed out and not visible when done, but is noticeable today. Also, if done at a later time, the blade would be short to the scabbard, it is not and is full length. The blade is Schuyler, Hartley & Graham retailer marked and etched. The scabbard is in great condition with a few minor dings, all mounts and screws, except for the drag. Currently, the only other known Ames cavalry officer’s saber I know for sale is listed at $15,000. This is available for a price far below that price. $4500.00

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    U890. TIFFANY (UNMARKED) MODEL 1860 CAVALRY OFFICERS’ SABER: This is an unmarked Tiffany Model 1860 Cavalry Officers’ saber, which combines the featured of their #1, #3 and #4 sabers designs. The 1860 type hilt is presentation grade with deep casting and chased design with a raised relief eagle on the quillon. The grip is 100% original sharkskin with double strand wire. It is held tight to the blade with the original blade washer. The blade is Collins & Co. marked, and etched with a large US and eagle. The steel scabbard has ornate brass mounts deeply cast and chased, and an equally ornate matching drag. John H. Thillmann’s book “Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers, pages 428-433 shows the features for this saber. $2700.00

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    U891. MODEL 1840 CAVALRY OFFICERS’ SABER – JAMES S. SMITH, NY. This is a rarely seen variant of the Model 1840 Cavalry Officers’ saber retailed by James S. Smith, New York, NY. Smith immigrated to New York from England in 1834, and this saber has design traits of an English saber. He was in business 1838-1860 as James S. Smith and as Smith & Sons 1860-1863. The brass hilt has a smaller 2-branch design with an ornate back strap and fancy pommel cap. The grip is original shark skin with triple strand wire. The original red leather blade washer holds the 35 1/2-inch blade tight. The blade has a brass PROVE mark in center of a Damascus star and retailer marked, and fancifully etched with US and other military motifs. The steel scabbard has a deep rich brown patina and simples but unique ring mounts with brass rings. The top ring shows good wear! This is saber style not found in many collections. $2500.00

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    U893. AMES MOUNTED FOOT OFFICERS’ SWORD - STEEL SCABBARD: Most Ames foot officers’ swords come with a leather scabbard. The exception is the rarely seen Mounted Officers’ version! This version can be identified by the narrow dimension between the grip and the knucklebow; no visible splice along the knucklebow; and the steel scabbard. There are two knows styles of etching; the first with the Pre-Civil War Block US and the second with Civil War 1862-1865 period script US.  The blue scabbard has brass mounts is was better suited for an officer required to ride on horseback. This sword is all original with 100% sharkskin grip and twisted wire. The 30 1/2-inch blade is held tight by the original white buff leather blade, and the frosting on the blade has taken on a gray patina making the strong etching pop! The scabbard retains its original blue finish; all original mounts and screws and the original wood lining. The drag shows light wear indicating the sword was carried. $2200.00

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    U896. CENTE GARDE CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD – SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM – MISSOURI IDENTIFED: This newly discovered unknown example of a Cente Garde Cavalry Officer’s saber recently surfaced out of Missouri. Previous known Cente Garde sabers have a guard with a large medallion with an America Eagle in its center: John Thilmann’s book “Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers” describes it on page 399. This saber is similar, but with a four-branch guard. The hilt retains much of the original gold wash, 100% horn grip, and triple strand wire. The white buff leather blade washer holds the 38 1/2-inch blade tight.  These sabers were imported from France by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, and as such will have French markings on the spine and base of the blade. This sword, however, is etched Schuyler, Hartley & Graham New York leaving no doubt it is an American Civil War sword. The scabbard is a standard plain steel version. I purchased this sword from a direct decedent of Captain Benjamin F. Buzard. He served in the 13th MO Infantry which became the 25th MO Infantry, and later the Missouri 1st Engineers. Buzard did survive the war and has a Pension record on file at the National Archives, but due to current events it is not available. A historical folder is included with the saber. To read the folder, click on the Missouri Seal below the photo link.  To date, this is the only know example of this style sword with this 4-branch hilt. $6000.00

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