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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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    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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    C274. CONFEDERATE SABER, GEORGIA MADE: This saber is a known product of Louis Haiman of Columbus, Georgia. This saber is a bit more enhanced in its finish with the number 355 on the hilt and pommel cap. The single iron wire and dyed leather grip, as well as a braised "fault" in the blade near the ricasso, are Haiman characteristics. The scabbard is high quality with a well-made brass throat and brass ring mounts, and a bottom seam similar to a McElroy scabbard. The scabbard fits perfect to the saber with a dark brown patina and no breaks or holes. The hilt has a deep reddish-brown patina and great casting flaws. Hidden under the 150 years for smoke-soot was an original CSA stamp on the back-side of the bottom guard branch. The grip retains 100% original leather and heavy single-strand wire, and the blade has the expected casting flaws with period sharpening $4800.00

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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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    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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    BOWIES & D-GUARDS

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    C224.  UNIQUE BONE-HANDLE BOWIE KNIFE: This is a unique Bone-handle bowie knife with an unusual blade shape. In many ways, it conforms to a Naval Bowie and some believe it it Confederate, and others think it may be as early as the War of 1812. It is 18 inches long with a 5 inch bone handle, thin brass guard, and a 13 inch curved blade made from a large file. The bone-handle has a great gold-brown patina with a pewter cap held in place with three pins. The thin brass guard is well made and also has great original patina.  File marks can be seen on the top and sides of the blade from end to end. This is a well made bowie knife with a bone handle that show expected age.  $550.00

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    C256. MASSIVE CONFEDERATE 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 2 identical to this; making five known examples. All five have the same grip and blade design, and russet scabbard. This scabbard would have had a reinforced band and heavy belt loop, but that is gone on this example; however, the leather remains very strong with original stitching, and "J A C" carved near the top. The spin of the blade has been cleaned, and the knife shows evidence of being sharpened at some time since the Civil War. If you need to see photos of other examples, please e-mail and I will direct you to the web-site with that information. $1300.00

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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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