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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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C300. CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY SABER: This is an exceptional example of a Confederate Artillery saber and of other specimens I have seen, this is the best! Those who have examined it wonder if it may be an officer’s version produced by Haiman of Georgia. Haiman enlisted sabers are well known, but there is little information on their Officer sabers at this time to know for sure. This saber 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.  When you compare this saber to known enlisted artillery sabers, you see a difference in the overall quality. $3900.00

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C436. RARE – CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: This sword was once in Kevin Hoffman’s collection, and may have been made in Mobile Alabama. It is one of the rarer and harder to find Confederate short artillery swords.  The maker is unknown, but it is well made, and complete with the original scabbard.  The scabbard is designed to be an inch shorter than the blade so as to allow room for the carrying frog which extends above the scabbard. You can see the blade patina is darker from its exposer. The brass hilt is tight and has a pleasing patina and the 19-inch blade has period sharpening and great casting flaws. The scabbard is in near-mint condition with both original brass mounts and is only missing the frog stud. Also, there is the number “8” punched into the hilt and the top scabbard mount, the meaning is unknown, but does show the two are original to each other. It will be a challenge to find a better example of this complete sword. $5200.00

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C437. RARE – CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD:  As with the above listed sword, this was once in Kevin Hoffman’s collection, and is one of the rarest and hardest Confederate short artillery swords to find. The maker is unknown, but believed to be from Alabama. It is well made, and complete with the original scabbard. The scabbard appears to be Boyle & Gamble design, but fits this sword and not the other Boyle & Gamble short swords I have. The hilt is tight; has a deep rich brown patina; as does the blade which is pitted. The scabbard leather is weak and flimsy with separation on the back side, but retains both original mounts. $3900.00

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C435. RARE - CONFEDERATE BOYLE, GAMBLE & MACFEE FOOT OFFICER'S SWORD: This Confederate Boyle Gamble & Macfee Officer Sword is totally untouched; attic fresh; and complete with the original scabbard and original mounts.  The patina is civil war relics perfect! The original grip is near-mint with original heavy brass wire and is tight. The sword is 35 inches long with a straight 29 1/2" blade that has an unstopped fuller and great casting flaws associated with Boyle Gamble sword. The blade is in great condition with pleasing gray patina & completely smooth metal. The bottom of the distinctive guard is maker marked: Boyle Gamble & MacFee Richmond. The original scabbard is complete and fits tight the sword swords. It has all original mounts, to include the drag, and the leather is strong with no breaks or repairs.  Most of the time this sword is found without a scabbard! The last complete example sold in auction for $9988.00 plus the added buyer premium.   $7900.00

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C438. HAIMAN - CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER: This sword was once in Kevin Hoffman’s collection and I acquired it from The Horse Soldier in Gettysburg. Kevin had identifed this saber in his on-line Civil War Preservation / Sword of Honor as a Confederate cavalry - Artillery pommel - Douglass.

At the North Georgia Relic Hunters show, I was able to do a side-by-side compairson with several known Haiman saber, and was able to confirm that this is a Haiman saber. It is well-made with some upgrades not normally found on an enlisted cavalry saber, and may be an officer's version. The pommel cap is more of an artillery design; the grip is high-grade leather with a heavy single-strand brass wire not common to an enlisted saber; and the scabbard is higher quality. Both the grip and wire are tight with no movement in the guard. The 35 1/4-inch blade is held tight with a black leather blade washed, and has great casting flaws common to a Haiman saber blade.  The lapped seam steel scabbard has a brass throat with brass ring mounts; steel rings, and a steel drag. The seam is well made and brazed with brass, not lead. Overall, a pristine high-quality example of a Confederate Cavalry saber. Thought it is most likely an officers saber, I am offering at the prices equal to that of an enlisted saber of the same quality. $5100.00

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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. $6100.00

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C354. CONFEDERATE – ALABAMA SIDE KNIFE: This Confederate side knife is most likely from Alabama. It has a great Southern look; a large 6-inch grip; massive 5 1/2-inch cross guard, and a 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. An amazing Confederate side knife! $3800.00

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C378. CONFEDERATE OFFICER’S SWORD - FEATURED ON PAGE 248 COLLECTING THE CONFEDERANCY by SHANNON PRITCHARD: This is an unidentified Confederate officer’s sword, which is featured on the center of page 248 of the book Collecting the Confederacy by Shannon Pritchard. The pommel cap has a heavy design; the grip is leather with no wire; the guard is sand cast with great flaws and file marks and is tight; and an unusually broad blade and a top-stitched scabbard with screwed mounts. The 30 1/4-inch straight blade appears to be unetched, but while taking photos I saw the ghost image of C S A etched on it. The top stitch scabbard is 100% complete with no breaks and retains all original brass mounts and screws. It fits perfect to the blade. $4200.00

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C386. CONFEDERATE CLIP-POINT BOWIE: This is a very large Civil War period Confederate Clip-point Bowie, with a post-war sheath. The knife is 17 1/2 inches long with a 6-inch walnut slabbed grip; 5-inch S-Guard; 11 1/4 X 2 3/8-inch-wide blade with a 5 ½ inch clip-point. The blade has great original filling marks and was period sharpened, and there are filling marks on the wood where it was shaped. The grip is tight with two original steel pins. The post-war sheath fits perfect to the blade, has 100% stitching and three brass rivets. The patina is simply great. I have included a photo beside a short artillery sword to show the size of the knife. $2800.00

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C393a. CIVIL WAR BOWIE KNIFE with ORIGINAL SHEATH: This is an exceptional Civil War bowie knife! When I saw the sheath with the tool-worked design; the brass mounts with brass pins, and lead around the belt loop, I said Confederate. Then I looked at the knife with its polished wood grip; steel cap and brass ferrule and polished spear-point blade, I said maybe Union. The cutler who made this knife was skilled at his profession! It is one of the best Civil War bowie I have seen. It is 17 1/2 inches long with a 10 5/8-inch spear-point blade. The blade is made of high-quality steel, shows filling marks, and has a shape edge on both sides. The oak grip is solid with no breaks or movement, and is capped with a steel disk with a brass ferrule at the steel guard. The sheath is solid with no breaks, but has shrunk about a 1/4 inch. The brass mounts are pinned in place and have a design cut in the edge facing the leather. Confederate or Union, it does not matter, it is one of the finest examples of a Civil War bowie knife. $3900.00

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C395. CONFEDERATE D-GUARD SHORT CUTLASS SWORD: This is a Confederate D-guard short cutlass sword with a walnut wood grip, which is Southern made and authentic to the Civil War. The grip and guard are tight; iron has leached into the wood making it dark; and the cutlass shape guard has a dark brown patina. Overall, it measures 23 inches with an 18 1/2-inch x 1 3/4 wide blade, which has a darkpitted patina. Most likely an early battlefield pick up. This has an apprised value of $2500, but is available for less and shipping is included. $1550.00

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C411. BOYLE, GAMBLE & MCFEE ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD: This artillery short sword was made by Boyle, Gamble & McFee of Richmond, Virginia; and matches the known existing marked specimen. The sword is in excellent condition and has the original copper-brass mounted scabbard; which has some surface leather loss but is solid and fits perfect to the blade. Condition is the key and it will be hard to find a better sword. $3600.00

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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! $2700.00

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C420. CONFEDERATE MODIFIED 2ND MODEL VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY SABER: The Virginia Manufactory of Arms was established in 1797 to supply Virginia militia with arms for the defense of the Commonwealth. It had produced a total of 8,269 Cavalry Sabers and some 2,040 Artillery Sabers while it was in operations between 1804 and 1821, and although the facility was shut down circa 1821 it was resurrected during the Civil War period as the Richmond Manufactory. In 1806 the production of the 2nd Model Virginia Manufactory Cavalry Sabers began. The primary change was the shape of the pommel, which now took on a rounded, “bird’s head” profile and replaced the squared capstan nut with simple peening to secure the tang of the blade to the pommel cap. For the Civil War, the original blade length was reduced from 40 to 36 inches and the scabbard was modified to accommodate the new length. Often, this saber is found without the scabbard, but this one is complete. The saber has an even brown patina over the hilt and blade. The grip retains 100% original wire, but very little original leather, but is tight. The patina on the scabbard is untouched looks complements the saber, and it was fitted for brass rings and mounts. This is an outstanding example of a 2nd Model Virginia Manufactory saber that was modified for the Civil War. $5500.00

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C431. RARE - CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS – NEW ORLEANS:  This is a rare Confederate naval cutlass believed to be made in New Orleans. Currently, there are two known marked examples: one Dufilho and the other Cook & Brother, and I know of one unmarked example.  The Dufilho marked examples sold for $6500.00. This one is unmarked and is the fourth example I have seen, but I have no doubt there will be others to be found. All examples are identical is design. It has a brass hilt and a 22 3/4-inch x 1 1/8-inch-wide curved shape blade. This blade is period sharpened and I believe the cutlass was once in a GAR hall because it was period nickeled, which can be removed. $3500.00

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C434. CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE - ALABAMA: This is Confederate Side Knife complete with the original sheath.  Since there are at less six known examples of this style Confederate knife, it can be considerate arsenal made. I have been told it was made in Alabama. All have a clip-point blade of various lengths with similar casting flaws and filing marks. The wood slab grips can be attached with screws or rivets as this example is and the two other known examples shown below. The sheath is in near-mint condition complete with the belt loop. Notice it is stitched the same as the sheath on the D-Guard & “DEATH TO ABOLITION” examples, with the grip identical to the latter. This is by far the best example in near-mint condition.  $2500.00

 

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