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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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    KENANSVILLE CAVALRY SABER, NEAR MINT

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    C162.  CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY:  This Confederate short artillery sword is a great example of Southern ingenuity. It basically is a copy of the Ames short artillery sword.  The hilt is a one piece sand-cast Confederate copy of the Ames sword hilt.  It does not have the rivets found on an Ames hilt, but has dimples in the grip, and the eagles on the pommel lack the well-defined details found on an Ames version. You can also see the sand-casting flaw in the cross guard.  The blade is totally void of any maker or retailer marks, but appears to match those made by Ames.  The scabbard leather body conforms to the Ames design, but the brass mounts are 100% Confederate made.  The shape and pin method of attachment are a Southern trait, and the brass frog-stud is larger in size then those on a Union sword.  The frog is a Confederate British import and properly fits keeping the blade 1/2 inch above the scabbard mount. The patina on the sword and scabbard mounts match.  Here is a great complete example of a Confederate Short Artillery sword! $2000.00

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    C228.  CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This Confederate Foot Officer sword is the second know example of this design I have seen to date. The other surfaced in 2009 in Virginia and is in a private collection. They are basically identical with the exception of the blade. The 2009 sword had a CS etched blade, and this one is unetched. The hilt is exceptionally well made with an unusual circle/dot quillon; a different guard branch design at the pommel; high quality grip, and triple strand wire. The scabbard copies a Sauerbier style, but the quality is not quite there. The mount designs are different and crude, and the lap-seam is lead and brass finished. These are common traits of a Southern made sword. The un-etched blade has a pen-knife single fuller designed found on other well-known Confederate Foot officer’s sword.  In the photos section, I included more information and photos of this sword, the 2009 sword and a third sword with the same pen-knife single fuller designed blade. Recently, a Confederate Staff & Field sword by J. Luther of Cincinnati, Ohio was discovered. It has several similar features as found on this sword: the pommel cap, the guard branch where it connects to the pommel cap, and the unique quillon with the bull’s-eye design. There have been a few other marked and unmarked Confederate swords attributed to J. Luther; however, to date there are no known Union examples.  Cincinnati is so close to the Kentucky boarder there is no doubt there were southern sympathizers, and Southern Officers from that state purchased sword from Luther.

    Question? Did Luther move south to make swords or did he sell sword parts to a Southern maker who then made the swords. Since there are less then 10 know examples of swords credited to Luther, and no known example of US carried officer swords attributed to him, it is more likely a Southern sword maker to the south of Ohio purchased blades from Luther and made the sword. $2900.00

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    C233.  CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD:  This is a scarce pattern Confederate Short Artillery Sword with perfect Southern sand casting and no shortage of casting flaws.  It is in untouched condition with a small piece of the original leather washer remaining. $1500.00

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    C246. CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: This short artillery sword is a Confederate copy of the Northern Ames sword, but 100% Southern made. When you do a side-side comparison with an Ames sword, you can see the differences.  The pommel cap on the Confederate sword never had an eagle; the blade is narrower with smaller crude fullers and void of the Federal eagle & inspection marks common on the Union sword. The Confederate scabbard is 100% correct with its stitched to the front; copper rivets for the belt loops, and no metal drag. To date, I have not see another example of this scabbard design. $2400.00

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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.$3300.00

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    C279. SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: This artillery sword is very unique and has raised many questions. Is it Confederate, Union, or militia? As you look at this hilt, you first see a deep reddish-brown patina indicting a high copper content; no rivets, and sand-casting flaws common to Confederate short swords. The blade, though similar to Ames in appearance, is not and has small fullers. The scabbard appears to be made by Ames. Placed side-side with an Ames sword and you can the diference. The blade is a little narrower, and the double fuller and single fuller are smaller in width and wavy with a crude finished. This blade is similar to the blade on item C246. Is this a Southern sword made with some Ames parts, or is it a Northern Militia version. Either way, it will make a great addition to any collection of Artillery short sword.  $900.00

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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. $3300.00

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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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    CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER MADE BY LOUIS HAIMAN, COLUMBUS, GEORGIA

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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. $3900.00

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    C293. CONFEDERATE NAVAL BOARDING 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 $4650.00; however, this is available for less. $3900.00

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    C296. PATTERN 1856 SWORD BAYONET - EXTENDED BAR - ENGRAVED No. 723: The Pattern 1856 sword bayonet is about 28.25 inches long with a 22.75 inch yataghan blade. It has knurled leather slab grips and a steel mounted leather scabbard. There are three variations known with engraved numbers on the pommel. This bayonet is the commercial version found with an extended key in the front of the bayonet bar. At least two different engravings styles have been observed. The blade has crown over the number 20 and on the opposite side a Knight’s Head maker mark for W.R. Kirschbaum. On the pommel is engraved the number 723, and inspection letters O.S. on the blade as you look in the mortis by the extended key. The scabbard is complete and fits perfectly to the bayonet. The leather is complete with no breaks and shows the expected wear. $1675.00  

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    C301. BOYLE & GAMBLE, CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER SWORD. This sword recently was discovered in the Greenville, North Carolina area and is fresh to the collector community. It is a Boyle & Gamble Foot Officer sword without a scabbard. The hilt is in amazing condition with great casting flaws, and complete with the original brown leather grip and original single strand brass wire. The blade style is the rarer style with a long flat area before the thin unstopped fuller, and is held tight with the original blade washer. The blade has a deep gray-brown patina with no pitting or rust. With the proper lighting and magnification, you can see the faint outline of etched Loral leaves and the C S mark. It is pretty much a ghost image and difficult to see with the naked eye. However, it is there. Maybe someday a scabbard will surface. $1900.00

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    BOWIES & D-GUARDS

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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. $1300.00

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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. $1500.00

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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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