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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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    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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    C322. CONFEDERATE D-GUARD SHORT NCO SWORD: This is a blacksmith made D-Guard short sword with great eye appeal. The style and length of the blade conforms to the size of a Sergeants sword, and is well made. The steel D-Guard is secured to the tang using a hex screw, which has kept the sword tight, and there a casting flaws and finishing marks on the guard. The six-inch grip is carved oak with stress creaks, but no breaks. The 23 3/4-inch blade is marked S & K and has a D C Anchor mark as well. There is a partial Confederate made scabbard, which has staple marks for the throat piece.  This is a great example of the length the South went to arm their soldiers.  Here is a Confederate D-guard sword at an extremely low price, and will looks great is Confederate D-Guard or sword collection.  $895.00

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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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    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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    C353. CONFEDERATE – ALABAMA D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE: This Confederate D-Guard bowie knife most likely is from Alabama with its unique guard being similar to those made by T.L. Pruett. This knife is 18 4/3 inches long with a 4 1/2-inch grip and large steel guard. The guard flairs out like Pruett knives and squares off as it turns up towards the grip. The guard continues up 3 1/2 inches. The blade is 14 inches long and over 2 3/4 wide and heavily made. On grip are the initials R W I, but there are too many Confederate soldiers with those initial. However, being that this is most likely an Alabama knife, the search can be narrowed, and there are two possible hits: R W. Ivey & Reason W. Irwin. Both served in Alabama infantry units. This is a great knife! $2300.00

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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! $2300.00

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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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    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. $2100.00

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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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    C364. BOYLE & GAMBLE STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is an authentic Boyle & Gamble Staff & Field sword with its original scabbard. When looking at this sword, there are certain features unique to a real one. Look at the star on the guard, if it protrudes into the ribbon it is a fake, real swords the star is below the ribbon. Look at the sand casting for unique flaws; also, look at the pommel cap for a designed use by Boyle & Gamble. Look for the unique flaw known on Boyle & Gamble blade. This sword has all the traits you want to see. The hilt and sword mounts have a matching coppery-brown untouched patina. The leather grip is 100% original with original wire. The pommel cap has never been removed. The face of the guard has the correct star location and expected casting flaws. The blade has the flaw unique to Boyle & Gamble sword, and the etching, which is light, show the style unique to Boyle & Gamble. The scabbard fits tight to the blade. It is top-stitch and strong with all the mounts and pins.

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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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