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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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    CSDRAG. CONFEDERATE SWORD DRAG & CS ALTERED AMES NAVAL MOUNTS: This set of sword mounts was discovered in a home outside of Baltimore, MD. The top two mounts were made by Ames; however, the braided rope chase-work was buffed down to a smooth surface. With it was a Confederate sword drag made from copper and brass. The reverse side shows a seam in the middle with two holes for the retention pins. Being that the top two mounts were originally for a M1850 Naval Sword, there is a good possibility this scabbard was for some type of Confederate naval officer sword. The drag alone is amazing and could fit most Confederate officer sword scabbards. Confederate scabbard parts, especially a drag, are extremely rare. $1000.00

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    C165.  CONFEDERATE NAVAL SHORT SWORD (BOWIE KNIFE) WITH SCABBARD:  This massive Confederate Naval short sword (bowie knife) is complete with an original scabbard.  The overall length of the knife is 21 1/2" with a 6" grip and a 15" x 1/4" wide spear-point blade. The slab style wood grip has a twine wrapcovered with brown leather. The blade is untouched with original patina and several nicks to both edges.  The leather scabbard is amazing!  It is 17" long and 3 1/4" wide and perfectly fits the knife. The seam is intact, and both carry loops are present, but one is torn. On the front of the scabbard is fancy tool work.  At the tops is "1*7*76" and the middle is the sailor’s name "OBRIEN" and at the bottom are the letters "BWI."  The meanings of the numbers are unknow, but it could be the date 1776 or later, or something totally different. The name OBRIEN is most likely the sailors name, but there is not enough information for an identification. Finally, I believe the letters "BWI" make reference to the British West Indies since many Confederate Blockade runners sailed there to pick up weapons imported from England.  Overall, it is an amazing Confederate Naval short sword (bowie knife). $6500.00

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    C259. CONFEDERATE BOWIE - LOUISIANA SIDE KNIFEThis Confederate Bowie Side-knife was discovered in Louisiana and no doubt was made in New Orleans. From end to end the knife is 18 inches with a 11 1/4-inch spear point blade. The blade has never been cleaned and has great untouched patina. The original leather blade washer is complete and keeps the knife tight, and the solid wooded grip looks to be from a tool such as a file. The scabbard is leather covered wood with tin for the throat, drag and sides. You can see some leather lose, which exposes the wood, and you will notice the patina is perfect as well. Also, there is a Confederate flat button attached to the throat for use with a frog device. The sheath design was influenced by a designed common to French short swords, and since the knife was discovered in Louisiana, the French influence would be strong. Also, the throat and drag are held in place with period staples. The cross-guard is made of pewter and has a hair-line crack, but is strong. This is a rare find! $3200.00

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    C295. CONFEDERATE - VIRGINIA SPEAR-POINT FIGHTING KNIFE: This Virginia Confederate spear-point fighting knife is in near-mint condition! It was recently inspected by a well-known dealer of Confederate collectables and appraised at $3500-$4000. The cherry wood grip and guard are tight, and the blade is bright with period sharpening. The leather sheath fits tight to the blade and retains both straps, and is in amazing condition. $2900.00

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    C300. CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY SABER: This is a Confederate Artillery Saber from an unknown maker, of which I have seen three others like it. It has an oil cloth grip made to look like ray-skin; no remaining wire; a brass pommel cap and guard; an unstopped fuller blade, and a high-quality scabbard with brass mounts and rings. There are great casting flaws and filling marks on the guard, pommel cap and blade. I suspect that the higher-grade features on this saber my possibly make it an officer’s version. $6500.00

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    C302. CONFEDERATE TRIPLE D-GUARD BOWIE: This is a rare example of a Confederate Triple D-Guard Confederate bowie knife. It is 24 inches long with a 19 inch clip-point blade. The edge and the tip of the blade are sharp with great even patina. The grip is made of two piece dark walnut with two steel pins and a brass ferrule. On the left side of the grip near the back are three hash marks (I I I), and there is some wood lose below those marks. The guard has three branches coming together at the base of the grip where pinned. I took this in trade and it comes with a letter from Brian Ankins, Rebel Relic. $4900.00

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    C303. CONFEDERATE CLIP-POINT D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE: This Confederate D-Guard Bowie knife was acquired from one of the most respected authorities on Confederate artifacts from the state of Virginia. The knife is 16 inches long with a 12 inch clip-point blade and displays great casting flaws and file marks. The D-Guard appears to be from an early sword and has a three-pin wood slab grip. A small portion of the wood is missing making it possible to see the blade was not a sword blade. What makes this exceptionally special is the original brown pig-skin sheath. It is in outstanding condition and is fitted exactly to the blade. The guard has a slight forward tilt and the leather matched that design. $2700.00

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    C304. CONFEDERATE - MASSIVE D-GUARD BOWIE FIGHTING KNIFE: This Confederate D-Guard Bowie knife is amazing with its huge clip-point blade and the backward swept guard. This design is similar, but not exact, to a D-Guard from Clear Point Alabama. The knife has a Walnut grip pinned with a leather washer forward, and a 17 3/4-inch by 2-inch wide blade with a 6 1/2-inch clip-point. Overall length is just over 22 inches. The blade has great casting flaw, and several large chips of missing metal are due to poor forging. Great Southern steel! $2900.00

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    C309. CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFEThis 12 1/2 inch Confederate side knife is complete with its original scabbard. The maple handle has pewter fitting on both ends and the cross-guard is copper. The 7 1/4 inch speer-point blade is well made with many file scratch marks, and is tight. The scabbard is leather pinned together with tin mounts. $900.00

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    C323. CONFEDERATE - MASSIVE D-GUARD BOWIE FIGHTING KNIFE:  This is an outstanding original ConfederateD-Guard Bowie knife and with the size of the guard in may be a Naval Bowie. This knifes was acquired from a 35+ year old collection and is being offered for the first time. It measures 19 1/2 inches with a 15-inch blade. The original Confederate owned has his name on the side of the wood grip, which looks like Wall. The cupped iron guard and steel scabbard have matching patina. Notice the scabbard had a steel band with one ring, it is very well balance. The blade is excellent and has great casting flaws and finishing marks. The condition is amazing and near mint in condition. $6500.00

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    C346.  NORTH CAROLINA - CONFEDERATE BOWIE SIDE KNIFE – IDENTIFIED to a VIRGINIA SOLDIER: This Confederate Bowie Side Knife is identified to Private Calvin Baker who served in the following units: "I" Co. Virginia 3rd Infantry, Virginia Surry Light Artillery and "Hankins'" Co. Virginia James City Light Artillery. He saw service in both Virginia and North Carolina, which may account for him owning the knife. The knife was made in North Carolina. In fact, it is featured on the bottom of page 162 of the book: Confederate Bowie Knives by Jack Milton, Josh Phillips & John Sexton. The book provides the knifes dimensions and description, but failed to mention it was carried by Private Calvin Baker. The knife had been in the Baker family up until 2002, and the Great Grandson of Calvin Baker, Emmett Billings Baker, documented how it was passed down from generation to generation. He even authored two signed letters documenting the history, and was photographed holding the knife for the new owner in 2002. When the knife was sold and later photographed for the book, there was a period label which read Baker, C.; however, by the time the knife resurfaced the label was all but gone. Nevertheless, enough is still visible to validate it is the same knife. A binder with historical information comprised of Baker’s muster sheets, copies of the great-grandsons letter and photo images, as well as the original signed letters will be included. $6500.00

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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: Over many years, I have inspected quite a few Haiman sabers. The majority have been the enlisted version, which have heavy steel wire; a steel lapped seam scabbard with crude brass mounts and steel rings; and an unmarked hilt. As with other Confederate sword makers of the time, Haiman did produce a Cavalry Officers saber, but no known example has been positively identified. That being said, I believe this saber may have been Haiman’s effort at the officer version. The basic design is the same as the enlisted with the exception that the hilt and pommel cap are numbered (151 for this saber); the grip material is similar, but the wire is twisted brass (loose on this sabe); and the scabbard is a higher quality product. In fact, the scabbard is believed to be McElroy made. It does not have a lapped seam and is well made with quality brass mounts and brass rings.  One only has to ask, why are there two basically different style sabers produced by Haiman? The only plausible answer is an Enlisted and Officers version.  I have seen less then 10 examples like this saber, but many more of the enlisted example. As such, this is a rare fine! $4200.00

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    C354. CONFEDERATE – ALABAMA SIDE KNIFE: This Confederate side knife is most likely from Alabama. It has a great Southern look with its large 6-inch grip, massive 5 1/2-inch cross guard, and 11 1/4 X 2-inch blade. This grip is carved with eight sides and held tight with no movement with the blade. The guard has some expected movements, and all steel is rust-free and displays great casting flaws. This is an amazing Confederate side knife! $1900.00

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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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    C358. 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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    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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    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. $1700.00

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    C362. CONFEDERATE CAPTURED D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE: This Confederate stag-handle D-Guard Bowie knife is 16 inches long with a 12-inch blade, and is complete with its original brown leather sheath that still has the original belt loop. The knife was captured by Captain William Henry Sackett, 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry at the battle of New Bern, NC. and sent home as a war trophy. It has been in the family up until 2016 when it was sold. Captain Sackett fought in several more battles and died during the battle of Petersburg.  The knife is accompanied with a Letter of Provenance as well as a letter from the family. Additionally, there is a binder with the complete history of the knife and Captain Sackett. $6500.00

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    C367. CONFEDERATE IMPORTED MOLE NAVAL CUTLASS: This is a Confederate imported Mole Naval Cutlass. It has a checkered two-piece leather grip, brass guard & pommel, tapered steel blade stamped "MOLE" and the rectangle stamp enclosing "COURTNEY & TENNENT CHARLESTON, S.C." The MOLE make is also on the face of the guard but is not visible because it is under the original leather blade washer. This is one of the best examples I have seen in a while and is complete with an original leather scabbard with the brass tip and throat. The hilt is tight with a nice even patina; the pressed leather grips are in near-mint condition; the blade is nick-free with strong markings. The scabbard is complete with all original brass mounts and retention staple, and a complete stitched reverse seam. It does show some expected leather loss, but its complete. It is very rare to find this cutlass complete with an original scabbard, especially one in near-mint condition. $6900.00

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    C366. THIRD MODEL VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY SABER ALTERED FOR CONFEDERATE CAVALRYVirginia Manufactory sabers were originally produced from 1804 thru 1821.  The State of Virginia issued these to their State cavalry.  There were three models of this pattern saber: the first having a very large 40.5-inch blade, the second model had very similar blade but a peened “birds head” pommel and the third model was produced in 1808 and was made until 1821. The State of Virginia contracted with Ames of Chicopee, Massachusetts in 1860 for cavalry saber to be altered. The Ames company was to slim the blade and re-sheath them with an iron scabbard with brass mounts. This is a Virginia Manufactory third model saber converted by Ames. It is a beautiful piece with its curved blade and an Ames made scabbard. The grip is 95% plus original leather with 100% original single-strand brass wire. The handle is tight and the pommel is undisturbed. The blade has an even gray patina and there are a few sword nicks on the blade. The Ames produced scabbard is minty with no damage at all.  There is no dings, bumps, or rust, and the brass scabbard mounts have a gorgeous patina. This is a 100% original untouched Civil War altered Virginia Manufactory Saber. $3900.00

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    C369. CONFEDERATE BOOT KNIFE- BATTLE OF NORTH ANNA, 1864: This Confederate knife was newly discovered and a small Confederate Boot Knife tied to the Battle of North Anna. The Battle of North Anna was fought May 23–26, 1864. It consisted of a series of small actions near the North Anna River in central Virginia shortly after the battle of Spotsylvania Court House. The knife is 10 inches long with a 4 1/2-inch oak grip and a 5 1/2-inch blade. In the wood is dimpled-in “NORTH ANNA” a Confederate battle flag, and the date 1864. $550.00

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    C371. CONFEDERATE CAPTURED - 1860 DATED AMES CAVALRY SABER: Prior to the outbreak of combat during the Civil War, the state of Virginia purchased 1200 Ames M1860 cavalry saber, but the North acquired 1600. Those Northern sabers were also dated 1860, but inspected. Many of those sabers saw action in the early engagements in which the South retained control of the field after the battle.  As such, the South salvaged usable weapons and sent them back to the armories in the Richmond area to be clean, repaired and reissued. This is one of those Confederate captured and reissued sabers.  On the top of the pommel cap is stamped an inspection six-point star used by the Richmond Armory. This was not used by the US governments or Ames. The saber is Ames marked, dated, and inspected US JT 1860; and the JT is stamped on the pommel cap. The scabbard is the M1840 heavy cavalry version, which fits, but it is finished with black paint common to Confederate scabbards. The grip is original leather and wire. This is not as rare as the uninspected Virginia contract saber, but is still a scarce Confederate saber. $1875.00

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    C373. CONFEDERATE BLACKSMITH SIDE-KNIFE & TIN SHEATH:  This is an amazing Confederate fighting side-knife with its original tin sheath. The knife is 14 1/4-inch long with a 9 1/4-inch x 1 1/2-inch spear point blade made from a file. On one of the edges you can still see a few of the original file teeth. The blade has great untouched patina, and shows filing marks from being shaped. The cross-guard is copper and also has great untouched patina. The grip is made of tow brass slabbed pinned to the file handle with three iron pins. You can also see great casting flaws in the brass, and fill marks from end to end. This is one of the best examples of a blacksmith made Confederate fight side-knife. Not only is the knife amazing, but the original tin sheath was form fitted to the blade and the seam is lead filled and look great! The belt loop is missing in action. $2100.00

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    C374. CONFEDERATE – VIRGINIA CAVALRY SABER: Prior to the outbreak of the Civil War, the Secretary of War, Virginia’s John B. Floyd, in March of 1860 directed that 1,200 Ames manufactured sabers be forwarded to the State of Virginia. We know that these were made between March and September of the same year and stamped 1860, and Virginia sabers were void of U.S. inspector marks. Therefore, they can be positively identified by the lack thereof of certain markings associated with US contracted sabers. The Model 1860 cavalry sword shown here, is a near-mint++ example of the Virginia cavalry swords. One side is stamped "1860” and the other side is stamped with Ames name and address. The grip is 100% complete in perfect condition with original twisted brass wire; the guard is tight; throat washer is intact; blade bright; scabbard is perfect and dent free with no marking on the drag. This one is even better then one that surfaced a few months ago. Please do compare it to the few other known examples and you will agree, this is the finest specimen to date. $4900.00

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