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U310.  RARE HEINISCH BOWIE KNIFE: This is a rare American Bowie knife by the noted American Cutler Rochus Heinisch, of Newark, New Jersey. American Bowie knives are very rare; many times rarer than Sheffield Bowies that dominated the U.S. market place in the early to mid-1800s. Heinisch Bowie knives are extremely rare; and according to Bill Williamson, all appear to have been made in the 1850's. There are very few known specimens that have surfaced to date. This Bowie knife measures 13 1/2" in overall length, and is a handful of Knife; a heavy, full sized Bowie weighing nearly a pound (15 oz.). The 8" clip blade x 1 1/16" wide x from 3/32" thick stock has a 4 1/8" false edge on top, with the ricasso being hot stamped, "R. HEINISH". The blade tang extends through the end of the hilt and is capped off with a threaded brass nut. The blade has been period sharpening, and retains its original blade shape with a full tip. There are no nicks to the blade when running your finger over the edge. There are a few areas of light black spots on the blade, as can be expected, but overall; the blade is in excellent condition. The 3 5/8" wide integral S shaped cross guard and ferrule, as well as the 5 3/8" long birds head hilt, are made from separate Iron castings, and the cross guard and hilt are tight and rigid. The hilt is incised with dozens of lozenge shaped indentation's that appear to have been ground into the hilt to help with the grip of this heavy Bowie, and slightly lighten it. There are good traces of the original black Japanning inside these incisions. This knife was located in California, which accounts for the scabbard.  It is not original to the knife, but is a 19th century scabbard for a California knife.  A nearly identical Heinisch Bowie knife with a 12 5/8" blade and brass mounted sheath sold in an April 2006 auction for $9,080 (around $10K including buyer's premium, tax (S/H).

In the famous William R. Williamson article on Heinisch Bowies, he states that the name of R. Heinisch can be added to the select little group of American cutlers who made Bowie and fighting type knives of quality. He writes about Rochus Heinisch, Jr. (son of New Jersey cutler Rochus Heinisch Sr.) who was a Lieutenant in Company A of the Union forces during the U.S. Civil War. As an officer of the 26th Regiment of New Jersey Infantry Volunteers, he was involved in a charge of Confederate forces by crossing the Rappahannock River, 3 miles south of the town of Fredericksburg, Virginia, on June 5th, 1863. A copy of this article from the Gun Report in 1972 will be provided to the purchaser of this Bowie knife. Here is an opportunity to own a Rare American made Civil War period bowie knife. A nearly identical Heinisch Bowie knife with a 12 5/8" blade and brass mounted sheath sold in an April 2006 auction for $9,080, and currently there is an identical one available on N, Flayderman INC for $8200.00, which shows how rare a Bowie Knife it truly is!  This is available for much less and a GREAT buy!!  $7200.00

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U383. RARE HEINISCH BOWIE KNIFE: This is a rare American Bowie knife by the noted American Cutler Rochus Heinisch, of Newark, New Jersey. American Bowie knives are very rare; many times rarer than Sheffield Bowies that dominated the U.S. market place in the early to mid-1800s.  Heinisch Bowie knives are extremely rare; and according to Bill Williamson, all appear to have been made in the 1850's. There are very few known specimens that have surfaced to date.  This being a previously unseen design, and only the second I have handled.

This Bowie knife measures 12 1/4" in overall length with its original scabbard.  The 7 3/8" clip blade x 1 1/16" wide shows period sharpening, and hot stamped, "R. HEINISH". The blade tang extends through a walnut grip with a brass ferrule at the brass cross guard, and a brass pale where the tang is pinned. The entire tire is loose due to shrinkage.  The sheath is original to the knife and is in strong condition with a little shrinkage and the tip missing. On the grip are stamped the initials "J.R.M." however, there is nothing else indicating a units and there are too many soldiers with those initials to make a positive identification.

In the famous William Williamson article on Heinisch Bowies, he states that the name of R. Heinisch can be added to the select little group of American cutlers who made Bowie and fighting type knives of quality.  Here is an opportunity to own a Rare American made Civil War period bowie knife. $3600.00

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F153.   CONFEDERATE SINCLAIR, HAMILTON & COMPANY: During the Civil War a large proportionate of 1853 Enfield Rifle Muskets were supplied by the Sinclair, Hamilton & Company, and they may have received as many as five contracts from the Confederacy. Sinclair, Hamilton & Company acquired their arms through five furnishers: EP Bond, James Kerr, Parker, Field & Co, CW James and Scott & Son. The furnishers often marked their guns with a large single letter on the upper comb of the stock: B for Bond, a K for Kerr, and F for Parker, Field & Co, a J for James and an S for Scott & Son. These guns are found to have a Control Number on the butt plate, ram-rod, and the matching bayonet. Often the ram-rod and bayonet are no longer with the gun, or the numbers do not match due to the fact that these were interchangeable items. Also, these early muskets are normally JS marked.

Later version of Sinclair, Hamilton & Company provided Rifle Muskets are found with the following marks and were acquired from many additional suppliers:

This Confederate Enfield is in near mint condition with a barrel that appears unfired. The original nipple has no damage and retains its original case coloring. The stock is amazing with only a small hair-line crack from the trigger tang running back on the right side. Near the butt plate tang is the Sinclair, Hamilton & Company mark.  This inspection mark also appears on the flat area opposite the lock. The lock is marked with the Crown, Tower, 1862 and the underside of the stock is a supplier marked JOHN  MARSON.  All the original bands are present as well as the sling swivels and rear site. All metal parts have the same plum-brown patina.  $4095.00

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U546.  STAFF & FIELD CAVALRY OFFICER SABER: This is a very unique Staff & Field Cavalry Officer saber with a gold-washed blade. It is rare to find one with a standard Staff & Field hilt.  In fact, the hilt is the style often found on a Tiffany Staff & Field officer sword.  The Clauberg blade is gold-wash "For Union and Liberty" and the spread eagle and US on the other side. The blade is in mint condition, and the hilt retains its original finish with 100% original shark-skin grip and triple strand wire.  The scabbard is in perfect condition with no dents or dings, and has all original mounts. Simply one of the best I have seen! $4100.00

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C215. CONFEDERATE – ISAAC & CO. "G" Georgia MARKED SABER: The Isaac, Campbell & Co firm in London, England manufactured this English Pattern 1853 cavalry saber and scabbard.  Often referred to as ‘Isaac & Co’, the firm was a notorious retailer and exporter who supplied military goods and swords only to the South.  It operation during the war years only and ceased business at war’s end, thus all items bearing their name can be considered Confederate.

This is considered theHoly Grail when it comes to collecting the Confederate Isaac & Co. Saber, aGeorgia “G” marked saber and scabbard.

This M1853 cavalrytrooper’s saber was the most common edged weapon sold by the firm.  The blade is clearly stamped on its broad back with the marking ISAAC & Co. The 34 1/2 inch long blade is a straight and void of any etching but does feature a single, unstopped 24 inch long fuller on either side.  The entire blade is bright in near-mint condition, and the "G" is clearly stamped on the blade. The flat, iron-mounted knuckle-bow is joined by the two branches at the flat oval counterguard that terminates in a quillon ending in a flat disc.  Entire hilt has a dark brown patina, has original grips of checkered leather attached to the tang of the blade with five small rivets. Leather grips in near-mint condition with a small piece missing. Hilt is tight. Iron pommel exhibits an unadorned single-domed cap.

The iron scabbard isin original condition and retains all original fitting with no wear on the drag, but a dent just above the drag on the inside side. Just below the throat and top mount is the letter "G" for the state of Georgia. This London-made Isaac & Co saber and scabbard is a great specimen of a Confederate cavalryman’s saber, and will be hard to improve upon.  $5600.00

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C221.CONFEDERATE MOLE ENGLISH MODEL 1853 CAVALRY SABER: During the Civil War, the Confederate government purchased thousands of English Model 1853 cavalry sabers.  Many cannot be positively identified as Confederate except those marked ISAAC & Co or the Mole version with the brass guard, which was exclusively made for the Confederacy.  The brass guard Mole saber has the basic appearance similar to its steel guard counterpart, but the main branch of the guard is flat and wider. Unfortunately, the brass guard has an inherent weakness and the top branch was too thin at the junction with the guard, and almost always is found broken or repaired.

The saber for sale here is an exception to the laststatement in that the guard, though bent from use, is not broker or ever repaired.  It is 100% and looks great!!  The pressed leather grip is in outstanding condition with only a small portion rubbed down a little.  The blade is in near-mint condition and one of the best I have seen.  The original scabbard is completed and free of dents or dings. Every year, I find examples of the ISSAC & Co. saber for sale as in evident by the fact I just sold one and have another with a G-marked blade and scabbard on my web-site.  However, you will go years without seeing a brass guard Mole saber for sale because they are so rare, especially one in amazing condition.  $5800.00

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