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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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    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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    C256. CONFEDERATE - MASSIVE BOWIE FIGHTING KNIFE:  This Confederate knife and 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 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 4 identical to this and a short example; making eight known examples. All have the same grip, 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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    C259. CONFEDERATE – LOUISIANA – SIDE KNIFE: This Confederate side knife came out of Louisiana. Its 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 well made and pinned with a 1/4-inch high striking pommel. The sheath is amazing with a French influence in its design and well made. It is made of wood covered with leather and reinforced with tin, and has a Confederate flat button for a frog attachment. This knife was made by a highly skilled Southern cutler and is an example of a Confederate knife that most likely was made in New Orleans. $3800.00

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    C286. NAVAL - BRASS GUARD CLIP-POINT D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE: This knife is 18 3/4 inches long with a 14 1/4 inch long clip-point blade, which displays filling marks and has a deep dark patina. The wood grip and guard are tight. A brass guard is an indication that this may be a Naval D-Guard.  It is very light weight and whuld have benn easy to carry while at sea.  $800.00

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    C295. CONFEDERATE - VIRGINIA SPEAR-POINT FIGHTING KNIFE - FISHBACK & MOYER, GORDONSVILLE, VA: At a recent show, I had the opportunity to do a side-by-side comparison of this knife and one identified to a Virginia maker: Fishback & Moyer, Gordonsville, Va. The Fishback & Moyer knife was same to one featured on page 173 of the book “Confederate Bowie Knives” by Jack Melton, Josh Phillips & John Sexton, except it has a leather sheath. Both knives had identical shape wood grips; a similar steal cap pinned in the center, blades with similar shape but different lengths, and leather sheaths. The construction of the leather sheaths was identical, but with different embossed tooling designs. The similarities left no doubt this Virginia Confederate spear-point fighting knife was produced by Fishback & Moyer. 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 mint 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. $5500.00

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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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    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! $1900.00

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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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    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 in place with a brass spinner nut. There is a brass ferrule by the 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 original back-stitch sheath is original, but has a 3 ½ inch opening on the bottom where the blade cut it and is missing the tip. $5500.00

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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! $4250.00

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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! $3500.00

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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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    THIRD MODEL VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY SABER ALTERED FOR CONFEDERATE CAVALRY

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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. $2500.00

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    CONFEDERATE – VIRGINIA CAVALRY SABER

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    C378.CONFEDERATE OFFICER’S SWORD: This is an unidentified Confederate made officer’s sword, which is featured on 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. 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. $3900.00

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    C379.CONFEDERATE BRASS-GUARD MOLE SABER:  The English pattern 1853 saber with a brass guard is a rare saber imported by the Confederacy, and is unique in that the British and Union never used it. They were manufactured in Birmingham, England by the firm Robert Mole and is so marked on the top of the blade and on the guard under the white buff leather blade washer. Additionally, this blade has British inspection marks which is rarely seen and is an indication Mole took a previously inspected blade to fill the Southern contact. Since brass is softer than steel, the top branch often cracked or brakes where it joined the guard. This saber has that break which was period repaired with a copper pin. The original pressed leather grips are in great condition with all pins and normal wear; the guard is tight with even patina; and the white buff leather washer is complete. The blade has the Correct Mole mark and was period sharpened. The is compete with both rings, has a few minor dings, and has an even gray-brown patina. The top throat piece has a piece missing.  Previous examples have sold between $4000 - $4500, but I picked this up at such a good price that I want to pass on a deal.  $3400.00

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    C380. CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE with ORIGINAL LEATHER & TIN SHEATH: This is a rare find, a large Confederate side knife with an original leather sheath in an outer tin scabbard. The knife is 21 inches long with a 15 1/2-inch clip point blade, which is very heavily made with casting flaws and fill marks. The tip is missing. The wood grip is tight with a pewter ferrule near the steel guard. The leather sheath is original to the blade and once had a belt loop, and is opened along the blade’s edge. The tin scabbard is made to fit the knife while the leather sheath is in it; you can see how the tin has rubbed off onto the leather. This is an amazing and rare example of a large Confederate side knife! $3800.00

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    C381. BOYLE & GAMBLE & MACFEE CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER: This Boyle & Gamble & Macfee cavalry officer’s sabers walked into the Mid-South Military History & Civil War Show earlier this year. It came out of a private collection and was accompanied by what appears to be a home-spun sash. The saber is in amazing condition with 100% original grip and wire, the blade washer, a flat sided blade unique to Boyle & Gamble, and a leather scabbard complete with all mounts. The blade was period sharpened. The leather scabbard is complete with expected crazing and wear, but no breaks. The sash is 84 inches long with a red field with blue and green vertical stripes. In some areas the cloth is thin, but overall, it is in amazing condition. $7900.00

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    C382. CONFEDERATE SWORD: This Confederate sword is very unique and may be a Confederate Naval Officers sword made from a marriage of Confederate and Union parts, and complete with a Confederate top-stitch scabbard. The pommel cap and wood-core grip are from a Union cavalry saber, but the guard is 100% Southern made. The guard has great sand-casting flaws; file marks; cracks; and a guillon design unique to Confederate swords. The brass has matching untouched patina, especially where the guard connects to the pommel cap. The blade is Solingen made and etched USN, indicating its original use was for a Union M1852 Naval Officers sword. The Confederate top-stitch scabbard has all original mounts. The mounts appear similar, but upon close examination you can see differences. The top mount is held in place with a copper pin and had a different design then the middle mount; however, these two mounts have identical brass rings. The drag is crudely designed and has tools marks, it is missing the retention screw and is loose. The scabbard has cotton stitching and is complete with no brakes, but is soft and bendy when the blade is removed. Considering the blade is not Confederate made, I have priced this sword accordingly. $2100.00

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    C386. CONFEDERATE CLIP-POINT BOWIE: This very large Confederate Clip-point Bowie is complete with its original brown leather 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. The grip is tight with two original steel pins. The original sheath fits perfect to the blade, has 100% original stitching and three brass rivets. The patina is simply great. The photos with the Confederate short sword are only to show the comparative size of the knife. $3600.00

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    C387. CONFEDERATE CS SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: Considered one of the most desirable Confederate short artillery sword is the one with the “C S” in the cross guard. This 23 1/4-inch Confederate short sword is modeled after the ancient Roman sword, and more recently the artillery sword of the Napoleonic War era. The sword shown here is a great untouched example of an early battlefield pick-up. The sword hilt is tight with no movement; the 18 1/2-inch blade has a deep rich brown patina and no damage or nicks, and the original sharp point. Once believed to have been made by Burger & Brother in Richmond or by Leech & Rigdon, the simple fact is the maker is still unknown. Regardless, it is an extremely rare sword in any condition! $3100.00

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    C388. LEECH & RIGDON (MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS) SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: This is a Leech & Rigdon (Memphis Novelty Works) short artillery sword. During the Civil War, Leech & Rigdon had to move production several times as Union forces advanced into the South. As a result, there are minor variation in the swords produced, notable the blades; some with a center fuller and others without it. I believe those without a center fuller are a mid to late war production. The sand-cast hilts all show casting flaws and file marks, and some will have the three dimples indicating an Ames hilt was used as a casting mold. On this sword, you can see the casting dimples on both sides of the hilt, and the pommel shows great flaws to include a hole and other indents. The cross guard has initials scratch into it, but not enough information for an identification. The 18 7/8-inch blade is period sharpened and has a few minor nicks. The sword has never been cleaned and is all original with nice even patina. $1995.00

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    CONFEDERATE CLIP-POINT D-GUARD BOWIE

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    C391. CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE - ALABAMA "T. L. PRUITT":  This is an extremely rare example of an Alabama Confederate D-Guard Bowie knife made by Blacksmith T. L. Pruitt, Prattville, Alabama. It may be one of his earlier made knives before he received the Alabama government contract. The knife is 17 3/4-inch long with a 12 3/4 by 2 3/4-inch wide blade with a steel d-guard, which is pinned to an oak handle with a forward steel ferrule. The blade has blacksmith forging flaws; period sharpening; file marks; and is maker-marked “PRATT V.” for Prattville, Alabama. Pruitt is the only known blacksmith from Prattville, Alabama, and the die stamp letters match the lettering on his other known Pruitt made knives. The steel has an every brown patina on the guard and blade, and around the PRATTV mark and ferrule; and there is some period red paint on the top backside of the blade. The knife comes with its original leather sheath, which has a leather belt loop and a brass ring attached at the top. Most likely a design so a soldier could carry the knife across the chest. The leather is strong and has six small copper rivets and a large one for the belt loop. The patina on the rivets show the age of the scabbard. Alabama knives are extremelyrare, especially one identified to T.L. Priutt. The fact that in may be oneproduced before the Alabama governments contract makes it rarer and may be the only know example of this style. An old original sales receipt was with the knife showing it once sold for $18,000. I have it listed under $10,000! $9500.00

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    C003. JAMES CONNING, ALABAMA - CONFEDERATE CALVARY SCABBARD: This is a scabbard for a Confederate saber made by James Conning, Alabama. It has a heavily leaded attached throat piece, and the large mounts and rings commonly used by Conning. It has an even brown patina and a few digs, but overall, in great condition. It is for sale, but I will consider purchase a loose James Conning saber if you have one for sale. $1700.00

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    C351. BOYLE & GAMBLE or KENANSVILLE - CONFEDERATE CALVARY SCABBARD: This style Confederate cavalry scabbard is often found on both Boyle & Gamble and Kenansville sabers, and may have been suppled to both makers from a third-party supplier. This scabbard is 36 inches long and will accommodate a 35 1/2-inch blade with a slight curve. It retains the original brass throat piece; both brass ring mounts; both heavy steel rings; its drag, and has a lapped seam. The bottom mount is loose. It you have either a Boyle & Gamble or an unnumbered Kenansville saber with a slight curve, this scabbard may fit. It is extremely rare to find a loose Confederate saber scabbard! $1900.00

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    C352. MCELROY - CONFEDERATE CALVARY SCABBARD: This is a Confederate scabbard produced by McElroy, Macon Georgia. It is found on McElroy enlisted cavalry sabers and sometime higher grade Haiman sabers. It is 35 inches long and will accommodate a 34 12-inch blade with a pronounced curved. The throat, drag and ring mounts are brass, but the rings are steel. The scabbard seam is well-made and sealed with brass. $1900.00

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