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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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    C293. CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS BY THOMAS GRISWOLD & CO., NEW ORLEANS: This is one of the rarest Confederate Naval Cutlass on the market. Its grip is a brass cast fish scales copy of the Ames M1841 Naval Cutlass, but with rolled over edges and no rivets, and a pommel cap with an eagle and shield. It is 27 inches long with a double-edged 21 1/2 inches blade by 1 3/4 inches wide at the guard. It is makers marked Thomas Griswold & Co. New Orleans. It is quite sturdy with no play at all, and is absolutely authentic. Currently, there is another known example for sale for over $4000.00; this is available for less.

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    C256. CONFEDERATE - MASSIVE BOWIE FIGHTING KNIFE:  This Confederate knife, with original russet scabbard, is well made and heavily constructed.  It is 21.5 inches long, 1 3/4 inches at its widest point, and weighs 1 pounds 14 oz. The knife would normally be in the blacksmith made category, but the quality is very good and there are several known examples which are almost identical. There is a published example with DEATH TO ABOLITION carved in the blade. There is another with a D-guard configuration, one with a partial S-Guard design, and another 3 identical to this; making six known examples. All have the same grip and blade design, and russet scabbard. This scabbard would have had a reinforced leather band and heavy belt loop, but that is gone on this example; however, the leather remains very strong with original stitching, and has the initials "J A C" carved near the top. Unfortunately, there is not enough information to identify these initials. $2300.00

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    C348. CONFEDERATE SIDE-KNIFE & ORIGINAL LEATHER COVERED WOOD SHEATH: This is a Confederate side-knife with the original leather covered wood sheath in amazing condition. The knife is 16 1/2 inches long with a 11 1/2-inch blade and is period sharpened. The walnut wood grip is pinned to the blade with three brass rivets and there is a nice S-guard. The sheath has a wood-core covered with leather and cotton stitching. This is a high-quality fighting knife and may have been made for an officer. Several years back Brian Akins (Rebel Relics) featured this knife in one of his late-knife Rebel Relic video. $3800.00

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    C350. CONFEDERATE – HAIMAN CAVALRY SABER, OFFICER VERSION: This saber is a known product of Louis Haiman, Columbus Ga. and has all the normal Haiman characteristics. However, the saber is a little more enhanced in its finish with the number 151 on the hilt and the pommel cap, twisted brass wire, which is mostly gone, and a higher quality McElroy scabbard with no lapped seam; and traces of gold gilt on the guard. When you look at Haiman sabers, you often see the enlisted version with heavy steel wire, no numbers on the pommel cap or guard and a scabbard with a lapped seam with crude brass mounts and steel rings. I, and some others, surmise the version with serial numbers and the high-grade scabbard is Haiman’s attempt at an officer’s saber. Haiman marketed an Officers' saber, but no one knew exactly what it looked like.  It has been hiding in plain view all these years, and the proof is in the fine details. This scabbard has a fine brown patina with no breaks or holes, no lapped seam and high-quality brass mounts and brass rings (Enlisted scabbard have steel rings). This hilt has a deep brown patina with an oil cloth grip and twisted wire. The blade exhibits the proper casting flaws with nice age, has never been sharpened and has a strong sharp point, and is almost mint. This is a great Confederate Cavalry Officer saber. $3900.00

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    C365. CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS: This is a Confederate Naval Cutlass which some believe was made by Thomas Griswold, and is similar in style to the second version without a hand guard produced at the Selma Arsenal. However, it most likely was made in the Richmond area by the same maker producing copies and the artillery short sword. You will see the grip has the same dimples for the missing rivets and is crudely cast. As with the earlier first Selma versions, these were made with a hand guard; but as the war progressed the guard was not added to the second version. Notice the blade is flush with the grip and if a hand guard where there, there would be a gap where it once was, there is none! The cutlass is 27 inches long with a 20 3/4 x 1 1/2- inch blade. The grip has a high copper contents and has a deep reddish-brown patina; is crudely cast with flaws which include the dimples, a blurred eagle and shield, and a rough edge.  The top 9 inches towards the tip has some minor pitting, but no active rust; also, the blade has period sharpening. When you look at the blade you can also see vice-clamp marks which occur during sharpening. $1200.00

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    U863. AMES - NEAR-MINT MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: The majority of Ames produced officer’s swords and sabers were for private purchase; however, this sword is one of only 431 Ames Foot Officer swords dated and inspected between July-December 1861, and purchased directly by the U.S. Government. On both sides of the blade is a beautifully acid-etched design that extends for a length of eighteen inches. The reverse of blade exhibits an acid-etched and frosted design that features block letters “U S”. Letters are flanked to the left with a panoply of military arms and on the right with a delicate foliate of leaves and scroll decorations. The other side has the same makeup but features a detailed spread winged eagle centered in the design flanked with military arms and more foliate. A strong government inspector mark “U.S.” “GGS” “1861” with “Ames Mfg. Co / Chicopee / Mass” etched is on the right side and the Ames Scroll maker mark is on the left side. The entire blade bears a high-quality finish with a light grayish patina. The ornate brass hilt retains 99% of its original gold gilt and the leather washer is strong and intact. The grips are wrapped in high quality ray-skin that is tightly bound with double-twisted brass wire around the handle, all of which is original and in excellent condition. The black leather scabbard is solid with some surface crazing and is complete with all original mounts that retain 100% original gold wash. This sword is truly rare and beautiful! Currently, I know of one other for sale at $4995.00, this is available at a discounted price.  $4300.00

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    U862. AMES - M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD, HIGH-GRADEThis is one of the rarest Ames M1850 Foot Officer’s sword, of which only a few are known to exist. The hilt is very ornate with much chase work on the guard and 100% original sharkskin grip and twisted wire. The blade is frosty under a light gray patina with a few minor blemishes, and held tight with the original white buff leather blade washer. The sharkskin scabbard is extremely rare and is more unique with the high-grade fancy mounts, all with 100% original gold wash. This is a baby brother to the Ames Staff & Field sword: Item U771. $4500.00

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    U771. AMES - M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, HIGH-GRADE: This is one of the rarest Ames M1850 Staff & Field Officer's sword, of which only a few are known to exist. The hilt is very ornate with much chase work on the guard, as well as the scabbard mounts. The blade is bright and frosty with no blemishes. Several years ago this sword would sell for near $15,000, but it is available at a reduced price. $8900.00

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    C258. CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: Prior to the outbreak of hostilities between the North and South, the state of Virginia acquired military arms from Northern suppliers.  Virginia had a contract with Ames to modify existing Virginia sabers. In addition, they purchased loose blades and scabbards for other swords. This Confederate Short Artillery sword is made with a Confederate cast copy of the Ames hilt married to an unmarked Ames blade and an Ames scabbard.  When you examine the hilt, you can see it is crudely sand casted with flaws with the eagle and shield void of details. There are no rivets, but has the three dimples common to a Confederate copy.  The blade is high-quality and unmarked, and is obvious made by Ames. The scabbard is 100% Ames with inspection marks, and is in near-mint condition.  The quality and condition of this Confederate sword is amazing! The sword alone is valued at $1500.00 and the scabbard at $600.00; a $2100.00 value. $1800.00

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    U864. HORSTMANN & SONS – GEBRUDER WEYERSBERG STAMPED, MODEL 1832 SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: This is a unique and rare find! It is a Gebruder Weyersberg stamped model 1832 short artillery sword retailed by Horstmann. The blade is in excellent condition with a few dark spots, but no pitting, rust or nicks. The brass cast hilt is well done, including the fine stripping of the cruciform guard disk and well chased eagle; however, the hilt-jointing effort along the side is crude and unfinished. Some might mistake this for being Confederate, but the Southern copies have dimples in the guard from castings made from an Ames sword.  These swords were sold to the U.S. Government, or state or local militia artillery units during the American Civil War. There is no scabbard. $650.00  

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    U866. HORSTMANN & SONS – MODEL 1832 SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: This is a unique and rare find! It is model 1832 short artillery sword, most likely made by Gebruder Weyersberg, and retailed by Horstmann with an Ames scabbard. Horstmann was and authorized deal for Ames and often sold and used their products. The blade is in excellent condition with a few dark spots, but no pitting, rust and a few nicks. The brass cast hilt is well done, including the fine stripping of the cruciform guard disk and well chased eagle; however, the hilt-jointing effort along the side is crude and unfinished. Some might mistake this for being Confederate, but the Southern copies have dimples in the guard from castings made from an Ames sword. The scabbard, which is Ames made, is in near-mint condition and perfectly fit the sword.  These swords were sold to the U.S. Government, and state or local militia artillery units during the American Civil War. Overall, this is in near-mint condition and will be hard to improve upon!  $1400.00   

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    C361. MASSIVE CONFEDERATE D-GUARD KNIFE: This massive Confederate Bowie D-Guard knife appears to be blacksmith made and has a North Carolina look. It is 20 1/2 inches long with a 5-inch walnut grip and a 15-inch x 2-inch wide blade, and a small clip-point tip. The guard is well made with a large rounded quillon similar to a Kenansville Naval cutlass guard, and a guard with a flatter profile like an Alabama knife. The knife is tight with great dark patina on all metal parts; and the wood grip is held in place with a steel nail though the grip, and a large flat screw at the end. At the base of the blade near the guard is stamped the word STEEL. This is an original steel stock vestigial stamp, which was on the steel before being used to make the blade. This is a massive Confederate bowie with great Southern eye appeal. $2300.00

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    C360. MASSIVE CONFEDERATE BOWIE FIGHTING KNIFE: This massive Confederate Bowie fighting knife appears to be blacksmith made and has a North Carolina look. It is 18 inches long with a 5-inch walnut grip and a 12 3/4-inch x 2-inch wide blade with a pronounced clip-point tip. The S-shaped cross guard is crudely made with great blacksmith casting traits. The knife is tight with great dark patina on all metal parts; and the grip is held in place with a steel washer and a square bolt. There is a missing sliver of wood and you can see one period nail and the channel for a second, which most likely held the missing piece in place. This is a massive Confederate bowie with great Southern eye appeal. $2100.00

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    BELT01.  COMPLETE CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S SWORD BELT RIG: This is a complete Civil War Officer’s sword belt rig with its holster. The belt is constructed of folded leather that is stitched. The belt measures 30” long 1 3/4” wide. It is complete with the shield-shaped hip pad; the two sword hanger straps with all their brass fittings; the two sliding belt loops; the original buckle and retention keeper; and a holster. The buckle and keep have matching serial number 143. The holster is strong and complete. This rig is on outstanding condition. $1500.00

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    F259. SMITH & WESSON MODEL-TWO REVOLVER: One of the more popular Civil War period revolvers used by cavalry soldiers and officers was the Smith & Wesson Model-Two revolver. The Model Two Army was perfectly suited to the demands for a belt-sized pistol, which could be carried in the waistband or a small holster. It could be quickly loaded with the new waterproof metallic cartridge and proved ideal for the soldier. The timing was crucial, as the first guns reached the marketplace in June of 1861, only two months after the first shots were fired marking the beginning of the American Civil War. Orders rose so fast that by 1862 the company closed its order books, because they already had orders for more arms than they could produce in the next three years.  The gun used a small .32 rim fire caliber self-contained cartridge. This guns serial number, 11134 places in the range of the Type 4 version serial range 10627 - 40044; 1863. The gun has a 6-inch barrel and originally was blued, which is all gone leaving a gray-brown patina. The serial number matches on all parts to include the grip. The gun cylinder timing, and the trigger and hammer properly function, and the bore has strong rifling. Shipping is included with this price. $675.00

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    C356. MASSIVE CONFEDERATE PISTOL GRIP BOWIE KNIFE. This is a massive Confederate pistol grip bowie knife complete with its original russet-brown leather scabbard. The knife is 19 1/2 inches long with a 14 1/2-inch blade. The pistol grip is well made with a brass ferrule by the steel guard and is finished at the bottom with a brass plate. There are some stress cracks, but the grip is solid. The blade is very well made with high quality steel and is free of nicks, pitting and rust, and was period sharpened. The russet-brown scabbard is well made and strong with 100% original stitching, and some expected wear at its end. There is a similar enormous Confederate knife depicted on page 233 of the “Bowie Knife” book published by Norm Flayderman, which is currently for sale for $11,900 at Old South Military Antigues. This is an extremely rare knife. $4500.00

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    C344. GEORGIA - CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE & ORIGINAL BROWN LEATHER SHEATH: This Georgia Confederate D-Guard knife came directly from a Georgia family and has similar characteristics to item C359, which also was discovered in Georgia. I believe the two knives were made by the same Georgia blacksmith and this one is a later production as the blacksmith improved his knife making skills. Both knives have similar shape in the guard and elevated quillon, a spear-point blade, and an oak wood grip. This knife has an overall length is 15 3/4 inches with a 10 7/8 inches blade made from a file, which you can still see. The grip is oak and tight with a brass ferrule. The steel guard is solid with casting flaws and a quillon rises 3 1/2 inches above the blade. It has the original brown leather sheath with the original belt lop and 100% original stitching. There is some wear near the bottom and a crack and hole at the side, but it does not affect the integrity of the leather and it is very solid. This is a well-made knife and may have been done by a blacksmith, but the brass ferrule may be an indication of being factory made, especially with the high-quality leather scabbard. I have included a photo of both knives for comparison. $3600.00

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    C359. GEORGIA - CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE: This Georgia Confederate double D-Guard knife showed up at the Civil War show in Marietta Georgia and is a Georgia Blacksmith made knife with similar characteristics to item C344, which was also discovered in Georgia. I believe the two knives were made by the same Georgia blacksmith and this one is an earlier production being crude in design. Both knives have similar shape in the guard and elevated quillon, a spear-point blade, and an oak wood grip. This knife is 13 1/2 inches long with an 8 1/2-inch spear-point blade. The guard is Double D-Guard is crudely forged with casting flaws. It is pinned tight to the oak grip. I have included a photo of both knives for comparison. $1800.00

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    C355. CONFEDERATE BLACKSMITH MADE - BONE HANDLE D-GUARD KNIFE: This is a great example of a blacksmith made bone handle D-Guard knife. It is 18 1/4-inch long with a 4 1/4-inch bone handle. The 13 3/4-inch clip-point blade has great casting flaws and is tight to the guard. The guard is well made with a quillon that rises 1 1/2-ince above the blade and forward leaning. The bone handle is pinned tight with no movement. When looking at a bone handle, look at its color to determine age. You should see age cracks, and dark staining near the end where the minerals from the iron leach into the bone leaving a dark brown color that melts into the golden yellow of natural age bone. The overall weight of this knife is manageable and well balanced. $1750.00

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