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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 and yet inexpensive. One pair free with a sword purchase, or for sale. $27.00

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    C162.  CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY:  This Confederate short artillery sword is a great example of Southern ingenuity. It basically is a copy of the Ames short artillery sword.  The hilt is a one piece sand-cast Confederate copy of the Ames sword hilt.  It does not have the rivets found on an Ames hilt, but has dimples in the grip, and the eagles on the pommel lack the well-defined details found on an Ames version. You can also see the sand-casting flaw in the cross guard.  The blade is totally void of any maker or retailer marks, but appears to match those made by Ames.  The scabbard leather body conforms to the Ames design, but the brass mounts are 100% Confederate made.  The shape and pin method of attachment are a Southern trait, and the brass frog-stud is larger in size then those on a Union sword.  The frog is a Confederate British import and properly fits keeping the blade 1/2 inch above the scabbard mount. The patina on the sword and scabbard mounts match.  Here is a great complete example of a Confederate Short Artillery sword! $2000.00

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    C233.  CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD:  This is a scarce pattern Confederate Short Artillery Sword with perfect Southern sand casting and no shortage of casting flaws.  It is in untouched condition with a small piece of the original leather washer remaining. $1500.00

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    C246. CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: This short artillery sword is a Confederate copy of the Northern Ames sword, but 100% Southern made. When you do a side-side comparison with an Ames sword, you can see the differences.  The pommel cap on the Confederate sword never had an eagle; the blade is narrower with smaller crude fullers and void of the Federal eagle & inspection marks common on the Union sword. The Confederate scabbard is 100% correct with its stitched to the front; copper rivets for the belt loops, and no metal drag. To date, I have not see another example of this scabbard design. $2400.00

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    C251. COLUMBUS, GEORGIA NAVAL IRON WORKS D-GUARD CUTLASS: The D-Guard knife shown here was made at the Columbus, Georgia Naval Iron Works and is the only known example in this configuration. There are several other variations that were made at the Naval Iron Works.  The most common and well known is a cutlass that utilizes the identical blade and wooden grip pattern, but with an “S” shaped cross guard made of either brass or iron. This D-guard cutlass measures twenty-four inches from pommel to point.  There is some loose play in the guard and a crack in the wooden grip, the blade remains smooth and semi bright.  This cutlass remains in its original configuration and has not been cleaned, repaired or altered.$3500.00

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    C279. SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: This artillery sword is very unique and has raised many questions. Is it Confederate, Union, or militia? As you look at this hilt, you first see a deep reddish-brown patina indicting a high copper content; no rivets, and sand-casting flaws common to Confederate short swords. The blade, though similar to Ames in appearance, is not and has small fullers. The scabbard appears to be made by Ames. Placed side-side with an Ames sword and you can the diference. The blade is a little narrower, and the double fuller and single fuller are smaller in width and wavy with a crude finished. This blade is similar to the blade on item C246. Is this a Southern sword made with some Ames parts, or is it a Northern Militia version. Either way, it will make a great addition to any collection of Artillery short sword.  $900.00

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    C280. COLUMBUS, GEORGIA NAVAL IRON WORKS CUTLASS: This Confederate Naval Cutlass was made at the Columbus, Georgia Naval Iron Works. There are several known variations of knives/swords that were made at the Naval Iron Works.  The most common and well known of these is a cutlass that utilizes the identical blade and wooden grip pattern as that shown here with an “S” shaped cross guard made of either brass or iron.  This is iron guard version. There is some loose play in the guard, but the grip is tight and in near-mint condition. $3500.00

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    C287. ISAAC & Co. CONFEDERATE SABER: This is an Isaac & Co. Model 1853 cavalry saber, which the Confederate government purchased in England during the War Between the States. When you look at these sabers, always look to see it the Isaac & Co. mark is on the spine of the blade near the guard. This saber has that marks. The hilt has a nice patina and is tight, and the pressed leather grip show wear, but is very nice. The blade has a nice even patina and is fairly bright with no nicks or rust. The scabbard has an even brown patina with several dings and dents’, indicating it was carried. The scabbard did its job of protecting the blade. The last one I sold went for $4000.00; however, this is available for less. $3100.00

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    C288.  CONFEDERATE - SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: This Kenansville (Froelich Confederate State Armory) Short Artillery sword is fresh to the market.  It has been in a private collection for the past 50 years and showed up in Missouri at a recent collector show. The sword is in outstanding condition and complete with its original Confederate scabbard, and has great original patina. The hilt is tight and the original blade washer has kept the blade tight. You will see casting flaws in the brass and the blade. The scabbard is rare to find; it is strong; has both brass mounts, and fits the blade like a glove. This is a difficult Confederate short artillery sword to find, especially with an original Confederate scabbard. $4200.00

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    C290. CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER SWORD:  This is a classic Confederate manufactured version of the non-regulation Model 1850 foot officer's sword. It is a style that would have been worn by company grade Confederate officers, and is a variation not often encountered. The blade is full-length at 29-3/4 inches with a long single fuller going down each side. The guard is similar to the double branch style manufactured by  Boyle & Gamble, but much cruder in construction. You can see on the front and back of the hand guard they tried to add a floral design, but it blurred. It has a wooden core with the black leather, but the double twist brass wire is missing. The brass hand guard and the pommel cap each have the gorgeous thick attic patina look. The scabbard has a nice look and fit well to the sword with matching patina. $4300.00

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    C292. CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER MADE BY LOUIS HAIMAN, COLUMBUS, GEORGIA: This is a nice complete example of an unmarked cavalry saber known to be made by Louis Haiman of Columbus, GA. It just came out of a privates collection where is has been for decades. It has a large 35 3/4 inch blade with shallow unstopped fuller and distinctive flaws near the ricasso. The unique shaped grip is tarred canvas/oil cloth with a thick single strand iron wire wrap, and the guard and pommel cap show great casting flaws and have a nice patina. The classic Haiman scabbard has a lapped seam with lead soldered; an iron drag and iron throat; large brass ring mounts with iron rings; much of the original brown finish, and is dent free. The blade has been cleaned in its past and shows evidence of some surface pitting and period sharpening, but is now developing a gray patina and is held tight by the original leather washer.  $3700.00

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    C296. PATTERN 1856 SWORD BAYONET - EXTENDED BAR - ENGRAVED No. 723: The Pattern 1856 sword bayonet is about 28.25 inches long with a 22.75 inch yataghan blade. It has knurled leather slab grips and a steel mounted leather scabbard. There are three variations known with engraved numbers on the pommel. This bayonet is the commercial version found with an extended key in the front of the bayonet bar. At least two different engravings styles have been observed. The blade has crown over the number 20 and on the opposite side a Knight’s Head maker mark for W.R. Kirschbaum. On the pommel is engraved the number 723, and inspection letters O.S. on the blade as you look in the mortis by the extended key. The scabbard is complete and fits perfectly to the bayonet. The leather is complete with no breaks and shows the expected wear. $1675.00  

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    C298. LEECH & RIGDON NAVAL (SELMA ARSENAL) CUTLASS: This Confederate Naval Cutlass is a Leech & Rigdon product commonly referred to as a Selma Arsenal Cutlass. There are three different known versions: Complete guard, S-shape guard, and No guard. The variety without the guard is believed to be a late-war product. This example is how you like to find them; a grip totally untouched with crude sand-cast flaws and a dark golden-mustard patina with the number 720 by the blade, and a 21 1/4 inch blade that is wavy and slightly curved with nice original patina. $1400.00

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    BOWIES & D-GUARDS

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    C262. CONFEDERATE SIDE-KNIFE: This is a great original Confederate side-knife. The 13 inch long knife has an 8 1/4 inch spear-point blade, with an S-shape steel guard and solid wood grip. There is a copper rivet at the base where peened. As you look at the blade and guard, you can see great casting flaws and file marks. The russet-brown scabbard has a tin throat piece and is solid, but missing the belt loop. You can see where it was stitched with cotton thread, the same type stitching on the back-side of the missing belt loop. $1400.00

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    C264.  CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY BOWIE KNIFE, VIRGINIA SOLDIER Id'ED. This huge Confederate Bowie knife has some distinct Georgia traits. The cast brass hilt is the same as found on the Macon, Georgia manufactured McElroy knife and the blade has the distinctive reverse edge of the Georgia Armory Type VII. The knife measures 20.5 inches from pommel to point, and the hilt is as tight as the day it was made. The down turned bull horn cross guard is seemingly ideal for a fighting knife. The blade remains bright in some areas, but pitted in others.

    The scabbard is extraordinarily well made as the knife.  The leather body is form fitted to the blade and the throat is lined with tin covered in leather.  The stitching remains tight, fits the knife perfectly, and the leather is in excellent condition.

    The name, “H.F. Harris” over “88 1861” is inked on the scabbard outer side. There is only one “H.F. Harris” in service in 1861 that matches: H. F. Harris (Hawkey F. Harris)who started his military career in the 88th Virginia Militia, which accounts for the 88 and 1861 on the scabbard.   His later service in the VA Albemarle Light Artillery is perfect to the knife, as an Artillery sword/knife.  He most likely carried it during the time served with the Virginia 57th Infantry Regiment. Click on this hyper-link http://azswords.com/Harris.htm to see his military history. In addition, this is a binder included with copies of his muster sheets for service with the 88th Virginia and the VA Albemarle Light Artillery, 1st Virginia Artillery.  It is extremely rare to know the identity and find the history of a Confederate soldier and the weapon he carried. $6500.00

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    C271. CONFEDERATE D-GUARD SIDE KNIFE: This Confederate D-Guard side knife has characteristics of being black-smith made, but also similar to other known Arsenal Georgia knives. It is 20 inches long with a 15 x 1 1/2 inch clip-point blade. The blade is tight with casting flaws and a rich brown patina. The guard has a flat shape and nice look, and the grip has 7 concentric circles in its design, it also has a 3/4 inch ferrule.  This knife previously sold for over $2650.00, but is available at a discounted price. $1700.00

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    C283. CONFEDERATE BONE HANDLE D-GUARD BOWIE: This knife is fresh to the market and was discovered at the Wheaton Civil War show.  It is another example of a war trophy that made its way north. The knife is 18 1/2 inches long with a 5 inch bone handle. The grip has brass ferrules, one at each end, and both are tight. Since the bone is over 150 years old it has shrunk and is no longer tight with expected movement. The grip is solid though it displeases expected stress fractures. The Brass ferrules have great patina. The steel guard is tight with no movement and has a dark patina. The 1 1/2 by 13 inch blade is diamond shaped with a double edge spear point. It show evidence of period sharpening and has sever nicks and dings.  This knife shows similar characteristics to a Georgia D-Guard featured on page 226 of the book Confederate Bowie Knives by Melton, Phillips & Sexton. Real Confederate bone handle D-Guard knives are rare. $2600.00

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    C285. GEORGIA CONFEDERATE D-GUARD: This Georgia Confederate D-Guard is believed to have been made by the Cooper Iron Works, Etowah, Georgia. Mark Cooper’s biography notes they made war knives for all the officers and men of the Atlanta Grays and the Floyd Infantry…and a few knives were of fearsome size and dimensions, blades measuring sixteen to eighteen inches long and three inches wide.  It is assumed that approximately 200 knives were made at the Iron Works; only 10 Cooper Iron Works knives were known to exist when the book “Confederate Bowie Knives” by Jack Milton, Josh Phillips & John Sexton was published. If you have this book, look at pages 64-73 and compare this knife to the images and information, and you will come to the same conclusion that this is a Cooper Iron Works enlisted man’s knife, and the only example with a blade over 16 inches. This knife is 21 3/4 inches long with a 17 inch x 2 inch blade, and a blade thickness of .25 inch. It is well made from high quality steel, has manufacturing file marks and other visible flaws. The guard is iron, has a bend similar to the knife on page 68 of the book, but with a 2 1/2 inch guillon. The turned wood grip has 12 cut rings and traces of original black paint, and a lead covered brass ferrule to the front. The guard is penned to the grip with no back-side ferrule. The knife was complete with a leather scabbard that has lead rivets and cotton stitching, and a reinforced toe. The scabbard does not look like any of the known Cooper knife scabbard, and may be original or a period field replacement. Regardless it was discovered with the knife, as well as a red wool belt. The belt has some period repairs and has a weak area on the back side and a leather strap with a buckle.  $5900.00

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    C286. D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE: This D-Guard Bowie recently was discovered and is fresh to the market. It is 18 inches long with a 14 1/4 inch blade. The blade is very thin with a pronounced clip point; has filing marks, a few small nicks, and was period sharpened. The oak wood grip appears to be a tool handle with a steel ferrule, and the guard is thin brass. Looking at the area when the brass is penned to the wood, it is obvious the guard is original to the knife.  The brass also has traces of a black lacquered finish, not paint.  This is the first knife of this style I have seen. $900.00

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    C297. CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE: This is an original Confederate D-Guard Bowie knife in wonderful condition. It is the right size for in-close fighting and measures 14.5 inches with a 10.5 inch blade. The blade is double sided, and on close examination you can see it was hand made. The D-guard is hand forged from iron and the original wood handle is tight. The knife was discovered and sold by Shiloh Relics back in 2009 and is accompanied with the original documentation, but is available below the previous 2009 price. $2300.00

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