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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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    C233. CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: Confederate Short Artillery sword are one of the most affordable Confederate swords on the market. They have such a neat look and are a lot of value for your dollar. This is a Confederate copy of the M1832 Short Artillery sword. 24-inches long with an 18 x 2-inch wide blade. The blade is in amazing condition with nice patina. It has period sharpening, which indicates it was carried, and a few small nicks. The brass hilt is tight and shows great casting flaws. The tang is untouched and original. Simply a great example! $1700.00

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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. $1300.00

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    C259. CONFEDERATE BOWIE - LOUISIANA SIDE KNIFEThis Confederate Bowie Side-knife was discovered in Louisiana and no doubt was made in New Orleans. From end to end the knife is 18 inches with a 11 1/4-inch spear point blade. The blade has never been cleaned and has great untouched patina. The original leather blade washer is complete and keeps the knife tight, and the solid wooded grip looks to be from a tool such as a file. The scabbard is leather covered wood with tin for the throat, drag and sides. You can see some leather lose, which exposes the wood, and you will notice the patina is perfect as well. Also, there is a Confederate flat button attached to the throat for use with a frog device. The sheath design was influenced by a designed common to French short swords, and since the knife was discovered in Louisiana, the French influence would be strong. Also, the throat and drag are held in place with period staples. The cross-guard is made of pewter and has a hair-line crack, but is strong. This is a rare find! $3900.00

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    C280COLUMBUS, 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 shown here with an “S” shaped cross guard made of either brass or iron.  This is the iron guard version. There is some loose play in the guard, but the grip is tight and in near-mint condition. $2700.00

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    C284. MITCHELL & TYLER (BOYLE & GAMBLE) CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER SWORD: Boyle & Gamble of Richmond, Virginia was the Confederacy’s most prolific maker of officer’s swords and the company’s field and staff officer’s sword is easily the most recognized sword produced during the Confederate era.  The firm made swords for retail sale as well as government contracts.  The company also supplied their high quality officer’s swords for resale to jewelry and military outfitter, Mitchell & Tyler, located on Main Street in Richmond, Virginia.  Mitchell & Tyler did no manufacturing, but sold the very finest swords, belts, buttons, and even laces and silverware.  In short, they sold everything and more, necessary for the dapper Confederate Officer.  The sword shown here is an example of the sword Boyle and Gamble made for Mitchell and Tyler. It is a standard Foot Officer sword with its original scabbard. The hilt and pommel cap have a deep reddish-brown patina, and displays great casting flaws. The original leather blade washer keeps the un-etched blade tight. The scabbard is original is strong and retains all original mounts, which have the original retention pins. This is a great example of a Confederate Foot Officers sword made by Boyle & Gamble for retail by Mitchell & Tyler. $4900.00

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    C286. BRASS GUARD CLIP-POINT D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE: This brass guard clip-point D-Guard Bowie knife most likely is a naval with the brass guard. 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. It has great looking patina, which can only come after 150 plus years of age. The oak wood grip appears to be a tool handle with a steel ferrule, and the guard is thin brass rolled at the edge. 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 knife is well worth $1300.00, but is available at a discounted price. $850.00

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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. $2700.00

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    C293. CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS BY THOMAS GRISWOLD & CO., NEW ORLEANS: This is one of the rarest Confederate Naval Cutlass on the market. Its grip is a brass cast fish scales copy of the Ames M1841 Naval Cutlass, but with rolled over edges and no rivets, and a pommel cap with an eagle and shield. It is 27 inches long with a double-edged 21 1/2 inches blade by 1 3/4 inches wide at the guard. It is makers marked Thomas Griswold & Co. New Orleans. It is quite sturdy with no play at all, and is absolutely authentic. Currently, there is another known example for sale for over $4000.00; this is available for less. $3300.00

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    C295. CONFEDERATE - VIRGINIA SPEAR-POINT FIGHTING KNIFE: This Virginia Confederate spear-point fighting knife is in near-mint condition! It was recently inspected by a well-known dealer of Confederate collectables and appraised at $3500-$4000. 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 condition. $3200.00

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    C300. CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY SABER: I acquired this Confederate Enlisted Light Artillery Saber from Old South Military Antiques at the Gettysburg show last year. It is an extremely rare saber and to date, I have only seen few examples like it. The unique pommel cap and single-branch guard both have great casting flaws and file marks. The grip is oil-cloth material and is in amazing condition. The original is all but gone except for a small strand of double twisted wire under the pommel cap. The curved blade is wavy with an unstopped fuller, and great flaws. The scabbard is well made and high quality, one of the best I have ever seen! The metal body has original period black finish with brass mounts and brass rings. The reverse side of the scabbard has an untouched mattered finish with to a copper-brown patina on the mounts; whereas the front has a sheen to the black and mustard colored brass. This may have been a result of the front being dusted while hanging in a GAR HALL.  If you collect Confederate swords, especially Artillery sabers, this is a must! $7000.00

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    C302. CONFEDERATE TRIPLE D-GUARD BOWIE: This is a rare example of a Confederate Triple D-Guard 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 pieces of 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. $5600.00

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    C303. CONFEDERATE CLIP-POINT D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE: This Confederate D-Guard Bowie knife was acquired from one of the most respected authorities on Confederate artifacts from the state of Virginia. The knife is 16 inches long with a 12 inch clip-point blade and displays great casting flaws and file marks. The D-Guard appears to be from an early sword and has a three-pin wood slab grip. A small portion of the wood is missing making it possible to see the blade was not a sword blade. What makes this exceptionally special is the original brown pig-skin sheath. It is in outstanding condition and is fitted exactly to the blade. The guard has a slight forward tilt and the leather matched that design. $2800.00

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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! $2900.00

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    C315. SECOND MODEL VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY SABER ALTERED FOR CONFEDERATE CAVALRY: Virginia Manufactory sabers were originally produced from 1804 thru 1821.  The State of Virginia issued these to their State cavalry.  There were three models of this pattern saber: the first having a very large 40.5-inch blade, the second model had very similar blade but a peened “birds head” pommel and the third model was produced in 1808 and was made until 1821. The State of Virginia contracted with Ames of Chicopee, Massachusetts in 1860 for cavalry saber to be altered. The Ames company was to slim the blade and re-sheath them with an iron scabbard with brass mounts.

    This is a Virginia Manufactory second model saber converted by Ames. It is a beautiful piece withits curved blade and an Ames made scabbard. The grip is down to the wood with the smallest amount of original black leather, but 100% original single-strand copper wire. The handle is tight with a little wobble in the guard, and the pommel is undisturbed. The blade has an even brown patina and there are a few sword nicks on the blade. The Ames produced scabbard is minty with no damage at all.  There is no dings, bumps, or rust, and the brass scabbard mounts have a gorgeous patina. This is a 100% original untouched Civil War altered Virginia Manufactory Saber. $4500.00

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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.  $900.00

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    C323. CONFEDERATE - MASSIVE D-GUARD BOWIE FIGHTING KNIFE:  This is an outstanding original Confederate D-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. $6700.00

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    C325. CONFEDERATE - CLIP POINT BOWIE KNIFE & ORIGINAL SHEATH: This outstanding, high-quality Confederate clip point bowie knife is complete with the original leather sheath. The knife measures 17 inches with a 11 1/2-inch blade. The dark walnut grip is a distinct shape and is pinned tight with a brass spinner screw. It has a brass ferrule and a thin brass guard. The blade has great casting flaws and shows period sharpening. The black leather sheath has cotton stitching and is strong, but missing the belt loops. The bottom is slightly separated at the top3 1/2 inches and the tip area is worn opened a little. Overall, this is a rarefind and fresh to the collector community. $5500.00

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    C326. CONFEDERATE - MASSIVE D-GUARD BOWIE: This spear-point Confederate D-Guard Bowie knife is remarkable! It is 19 3/4-inches with a 14 1/2-inch blade that is about 2 inches wide at its base. The blade displays great casting flaw, has a rich deep brown patina, and period sharpened. The large D-guard is tight and pinned firmly to the walnut grip. The grip is very large and tight. This knife has characteristics similar to knives from North Carolina and Georgia. $1900.00

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    C329COLUMBUS - 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 shown here with an “S” shaped cross guard made of either brass or iron.  This is the iron guard version. There is some loose play in the guard, but the grip is tight and in great condition and the 18 inch blade has a blunted tip. $2700.00

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    C331. CONFEDERATE - NEW ORLEAN’S - DUFILHO FOOT OFFICERS SWORD & ORIGINAL SCABBARD: This is a Confederate Foot Officers sword made by Dufilho out of New Orleans. The sword is all original to include the top-stitch scabbard, which is rare. The pommel cap has a spit seam; the grip is 100% original leather with correct twisted wire; and the guard is tight with great casting flaws. The 28 3/4-inch blade has an unstopped fuller; has a dark gray patina; is unetched with a few nicks, but no rust. The top-stitched scabbard is 100% Confederate and a rare find! The leather is firm with surface crazing and is complete with all original mounts, which are very crude and display great casting flaws and file marks. $4100.00

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    CONFEDERATE CS STAR SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD

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    C339. CONFEDERATE – COFFIN-HANDLE BOWIE KNIFE: This Confederate Coffin Handle knife is fresh to the market out of an old collection. It is 14 inches long with a 9 1/4-inch clip-point blade. The slab wood grip is tight with three steel pins, and there is a battlefield repair with a brass pin. The blade has period sharpening and a nice even patina. $1500.00

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    C340. CONFEDERATE BOWIE SIDE-KNIFE: This Confederate Side Knife is fresh to the market out of an old collection. It is 14 inches long with a 9 1/4-inch clip-point blade. The grip is tight with a brass feral and a brass cap, which has the letter R scratched on it. The brass cross guard has a nice design and it tight. The blade has period sharpening and a nice even patina, and you can see the file sharpening markings. $1500.00

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    C343. CONFEDERATE – NAVAL CUTLASS: This is a newly discovered Confederate Naval cutlass, which has similar characteristics found on some Alabama and Memphis enlisted cavalry saber, but as of now the maker is unknown. The leather grip is 100% complete, but no wire. The 26 1/2-inch by 1 3/4-inch wide blade has an unstopped fuller and is wavy. The leather scabbard is complete with a brass throat piece with a steel band and ring.  The number 316 is stamped on the face of the guard, and 354 is on the throat mount. These number are only 38 apart and a good indication more of these cutlasses existed, and this cutlass and the scabbard were must likely on the same Confederate ship. This is a well-made piece! I have never seen another before and it may be worth much more then my asking price. $2800.00

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    C344. CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE & ORIGINAL BROWN LEATHER SHEATH: This original Confederate D-Guard knife is fresh to the market and never been seen before.  It has been is a Georgia family since the war, but they did know the ancestors name. It 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 a wear at 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. $4500.00

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    C346.  NORTH CAROLINA - CONFEDERATE BOWIE SIDE KNIFE – IDENTIFIED to a VIRGINIA SOLDIER: This Confederate Bowie Side Knife is identified to Private Calvin Baker who served in the following units: "I" Co. Virginia 3rd Infantry, Virginia Surry Light Artillery and "Hankins'" Co. Virginia James City Light Artillery. He saw service in both Virginia and North Carolina, which may account for him owning the knife. The knife was made in North Carolina. In fact, it is featured on the bottom of page 162 of the book: Confederate Bowie Knives by Jack Milton, Josh Phillips & John Sexton. The book provides the knifes dimensions and description, but failed to mention it was carried by Private Calvin Baker. The knife had been in the Baker family up until 2002, and the Great Grandson of Calvin Baker, Emmett Billings Baker, documented how it was passed down from generation to generation. He even authored two signed letters documenting the history, and was photographed holding the knife for the new owner in 2002. When the knife was sold and later photographed for the book, there was a period label which read Baker, C.; however, by the time the knife resurfaced the label was all but gone. Nevertheless, enough is still visible to validate it is the same knife. A binder with historical information comprised of Baker’s muster sheets, copies of the great-grandsons letter and photo images, as well as the original signed letters will be included. $6500.00

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    C347. CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: In preparation for hostilities, Southern states were gearing-up for war by buying supplies and weapon parts. It is known that Virginia acquired swords and sword parts for Ames. The scabbard on this short artillery sword has all the characteristic of being an Ames product, but lacks mark indicating this. However, the sword is Southern made! It is a Confederate copy of the M1840 Short Artillery sword. The hilt shows many sand-casting flaws to include the stippling in the cross guard, the lack of rivets and the dimples where rivets would have been; The crude seam; and the lack of definition in the eagle, shield and arrows. The blade is well made, but upon closer look you can see many forging issues. The blade lack maker marks; the two bottom fullers are uneven at the base; grinding marks are visible in the fullers, and the blade was never factory polished. In the cross-guard on both sides is the letter “W” with no other marks. The sword fits tight to the scabbard with 1-quarter space at the top, which is room for a frog carrier. $2100.00

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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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