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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. $29.00

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C259. CONFEDERATE NAVY – LOUISIANA – SIDE KNIFE: This Confederate Naval Side-Knife was discovered in Louisiana and is great Southern knife. The total length is 18 inches with a 11 1/2-inch spear-point blade. The blade was period sharpened and has an even patina, and the original blade washer holds it tight. The cross guard is made of pewter and has a hairline crack, which was repaired. The 6-inch wood grip is made from a naval ship belaying pin, and is well made and with a 1/4-inch high striking tang. The sheath is well-made and shows the New Orleans French influence in the design. It is made of wood covered with leather and reinforced with tin, with a Confederate flatbutton for a frog attachment. Shipping & Insurance included. $3500.00

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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.  Shipping & Insurance included. $5900.00

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C325. COFFIN-HANDLE CLIP-POINT BOWIE FIGHTING KNIFE: This knife came out of a large collection of Confederate bowies and has traits of being Southern made. The handle is walnut and pinned and held inplace with a Sauerbier sword brass spinner. It has a brass ferrule and a thin brass guard. This brass guard is not centered on the blade, but flush with the ferrule on the side nearest to the body. The knife is 17 inches long with a 11 1/2-inch x 1 1/2-inch-wide clip-point blade. It is period sharpened; shows filling marks; is tight; and has a great casting flaw an inch above the guard. The back-stitched sheath is original, but has a 3 ˝ inch opening on the bottom where the blade cut it, and is opened at the tip. Shipping & Insurance included. $5500.00

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C412. BOYLE, GAMBLE & MCFEE ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD: This is an artillery short sword made by Boyle, Gamble & McFee of Richmond, Virginia; and matches the known existing marked specimen. The sword is in excellent condition with a bright original blade; tight hilt; the original copper-brass mounted scabbard with both mounts and fits perfect to the blade. Shipping & Insurance included. $3900.00

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C413. CONFEDERATE ALTERED - M1852 NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD: As war approached, many Southern officers serving for the US resigned their commissions and returned to serve their home states and the Confederacy. When this initially happened, Confederate swords were not yet produced, and officers sometimes altered a sword by removing any reference to the United States. The US would be removed from the guard and may or may not be replaced with a CS. The same applied to Naval officer swords. There are a few known examples where the USN was removed and replaced with CSN, and others left blank. This is one of those rare Confederate altered M1852 Naval sword. This is a pre–Civil War Ames sword retailed by Schuyler Hartley & Graham, Ney York. We know this because of the early etching pattern and the Schuyler Hartley & Graham retailer mark. This sword came out of a Pennsylvanian museum collect, which contained many Confederate war trophies. The sword in in near-mint condition with a tight hilt retaining 100% original whit grip and wire, and nearly 100% original gilt. The USN has been expertly removed from the face of the guard and the panel was decorated with a unique pattern of dots. The blade is bright and frosty with deep etching, but the original USN was buffed off the blade and the original Ames maker mark was removed and a crude etching design was left in its place. The scabbard is in great condition with normal crazing, but no breaks. It retains all original mounts thought the drag is loose since the screw is missing.  Overall, an outstanding example of a Confederate altered M1852 Naval Officers sword, and considering the small size of the American Navy prior to the Civil War, this is a rare sword! Shipping & Insurance included. $2600.00

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C422. VIRGINIA M1840 NCO SWORD & BELT AND FROG – MINT CONDITIONPrior to the outbreak of hostilities with the north, the state of Virginia purchased 1200 sabers from the Ames company, and other blades and parts to fabricate more swords. The Virginia Ames contract sabers where dated 1860 and uninspected; however, there are a few known examples of Ames US inspected 1860 sabers that ended up in the Virginia armory and those sabers have a secondary Virginia Confederate stamp inspection 6-point Star. To date, I know of one 1860 dated & inspected Ames Musician sword with the Virginia Confederate 6-Point Star and seen three 1860 dated & inspected M1840 NCO sword with the same Virginia Confederate 6-Point Star. I also know of a few dated and US inspected M1840 Artillery with the Virginia Confederate 6-Point Star. This star has only been found on US inspected1860 dated Ames swords.

This M1840 NCO sword is the third example I have seen with the 1860 date & inspection and the Virginia Confederate inspection 6-point star. As you look at the underside, you see the original J.T. inspector mark and the Virginia Confederate 6-point inspection star. The hilt is tight and the blade is bright, and it is housed in an original Ames inspected scabbard. The reverse clam shell guard was factory modified which reduced its profile and made it easier to carry in the frog. It is unknown if this was a request from Virginia and just done be Ames for another contract. The sword comes with the leather from and white cloth belt and the flat plain brass buckle.  The overall condition is MINT! This is an extremely rare Confederate sword! Shipping & Insurance included. $3500.00

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C442. KENANSVILLE CAVALRY SABER – TYPE-2 or SECOND MODEL – LEECH & RIGDON SCABBARD: This is a Type-2 or Second Model Kenansville Cavalry Saber in a Leech & Rigdon scabbard. The saber perfectly fits the scabbard and both have matching patina, which is a good indication the two have been together and may have been paired as such during the war. The hilt, pommel cap and grip are tight with original leather and marked “X X X X” on the guard. The blade has never been sharpened and has great patina. The scabbard has been identified as Leech & Rigdon by a well-known appraiser who has worked for James D. Julia, Morphy & Poulin auctions. The scabbard is of high-quality with a brass throat, brass mounts, brass rings and a brass drag and a nice lapped seam. The quality is as good as known officers’ scabbards. Shipping & Insurance included. $5800.00

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C468. VIRGINIA M1840 NCO SWORD – MINT CONDITIONPrior to the outbreak of hostilities with the north, the state of Virginia purchased 1200 sabers from the Ames company, and other blades and parts to fabricate more swords. The Virginia Ames contract sabers where dated 1860 and uninspected; however, there are a few known examples of Ames US inspected 1860 sabers that ended up in the Virginia armory and those sabers have a secondary Virginia Confederate stamp inspection 6-point Star. To date, I know of one 1860 dated & inspected Ames Musician sword with the Virginia Confederate 6-Point Star and seen three 1860 dated & inspected M1840 NCO sword with the same Virginia Confederate 6-Point Star. I also know of a few dated and US inspected M1840 Artillery with the Virginia Confederate 6-Point Star. This star has only been found on US inspected1860 dated Ames swords.

This M1840 NCO sword is the fourth example I have seen with the 1860 date & inspection and the Virginia Confederate inspection 6-point star. As you look at the underside, you see the original J.T. inspector mark and the Virginia Confederate 6-point inspection star. The hilt is tight and the blade is bright, and it is housed in its original Ames inspected scabbard. The overall condition is MINT! This is an extremely rare Confederate sword! Shipping & Insurance included. $2500.00

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C472. CONFEDERATE - P-1853 SABER - ISAAC & CO.: The English Pattern 1853 Cavalry Saber was an iron mounted, straight bladed saber with a spear point, flat back and a single fuller, and a 3-branch guard. The grips were a pair of laminated, pressed leather “slabs”, that were roll-embossed with a checkered pattern and pinned to the tang of the blade and secured to the pommel cap by peening. Approximately 4,000 English cavalry sabers can be documented as being acquired through S. Isaac, Campbell & Company and the one consistent feature found on the iron hilted P-1853 sabers that have Confederate provenance is that the spines are marked, near the hilt, either ISAAC & Co or SIC & Co LONDON. This saber is complete with the original scabbard. The hilt has a deep matching charcoal gray patina, the blade is bright, and the scabbard has a period black finish. ISAAC & Co is stamped on the spine of the blade. Shipping & Insurance included. $2950.00

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C478. KENANSVILLE 1ST MODEL CAVALRY SABER: This saber has been identified to Louis B. Froelich, and is often referred to as a Kenansville 1st Model Cavalry saber because of its smaller pommel cap and a flat branch guards. It is 100% original and complete and in amazing condition with a pleasing copper-brown patina. The grip is 100% original oil cloth with twisted brass wire. The original black leather blade washer holds the 34 1/2-inch wavy blade tight. It has never been sharpened and has the original wide tip. The scabbard has an even brown patina, a nice lapped seam, both original brass mounts with steel rings, and a brass throat that has a great casting flaw.  This is a near-perfect example of a Kenansville 1st model cavalry saber, one which will be difficult to improve upon! Shipping & Insurance include. $5500.00

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C479. KENANSVILLE 2ND MODEL CAVALRY SABER: This saber has been identified to Louis B. Froelich, and is often referred to as a Kenansville 2nd Model Cavalry saber because of its larger pommel cap and heavier rounded branch guards. It is all original and complete and in amazing condition with a pleasing copper-brown patina. The pommel cap has great casting flaws, and the guard shows great sand casting. The grip is 90% original brown leather with a single brass wire. The original black leather blade washer holds the 35 inch wavy blade tight. It has never been sharpened and has the original tip. The scabbard has an even brown patina, a nice lapped seam, both original brass mounts with steel rings, and a brass throat. There are assemble marks of the guard, but not the scabbard. This is a near-perfect example of a Kenansville 2nd model cavalry saber, one which will be difficult to improve upon! Shipping & Insurance include. $5800.00

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C480. CONFEDERATE D-GUARD & ORIGINAL SHEATH: This is an original Confederate D-Guard knife with its original leather sheath. The hilt displays great casting flaws and filling marks, and is pinned tight. The dark walnut grip is tight with a period hair-line split, which is thin with no movement. The 15 1/2 x 1 1/2-inch spear point blade was well protected by the sheath, and is period-bright with casting flaws and filling marks, and is tight. The leather sheath is one of the best I have seen and is complete with all original stitching; two brass rivets at the top, and the original belt loop. The guard, which is similar to the example on page 157 of the Confederate Bowie Knives book, is tight and also displays great filling marks. This is one of the finest examples of a Confederate D-Guard knife. $5500.00

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C481. CONFEDERATE DOG-RIVER SABER: The term Dog-River is reserved for those Confederate made sabers and sword to which the maker/manufacture is unknown. Often, the quality of many of these sabers is such that they were most likely made at a well-established armory since their parts match other established makers. However, once in a while a saber will surface that is so crude it truly qualifies to be call “Dog-River”. The maker of this sword is unknown. The hilt displays many sand-casting flaws, and the pommel cap is very crude with both casting flaws and filling marks. The original leather grip shows expected wear and the original single-strand brass wire is 100% complete. The blade has an unstopped fuller, is wavy, period sharpened, and has a nice even patina. The scabbard is extremely crude, has a lapped seam and drag that looks similar to those found on the 1853 Enfield saber, but much cruder. The throat and ring mounts are brass and are poorly cast and have filling marks, and the rings are steel.  A Confederate saber this crude is not often seen!  Shipping and Insurance included at this price. $5500.00

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C483. CONFEDERATE, KENANSVILLE – LOUIS FROELICH SHORT SWORD: This short sword is often referred to as a Kenansville or Louis Froelich short sword, but some believe it may have been made in the Richmond area. Either way, it is a highly sought-after Confederate sword. This example is in amazing attic condition with a tight original wood grip, no guard movement, and a 16-inch spear-point blade; all with great patina.  Shipping & Insurance is included. $4750.00

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C485. CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE – COLLEGE HILL BLADE: This is a Confederate Side Knife made with a College Hill blade. The construction of this knife is exceptional and it may be completely made by College Hill. The grip, pommel cap, guard, blade and sheath are all well-made and have great casting flaws on the blade, and all brass to include the sheath mounts. The leather is pure Confederate. The knife is 15 inches with a 10 1/4-inch blade with an unstopped fuller and the pen notch common to College Hill blades. The sheath is strong with a little stitching separation above the bottom mount. This is a fine example of a Confederate side knife! Shipping & Insurance is included.  $2300.00

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