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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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U310.  RARE HEINISCH BOWIE KNIFE: This is a rare American Bowie knife by the noted American Cutler Rochus Heinisch, of Newark, New Jersey. American Bowie knives are very rare; many times rarer than Sheffield Bowies that dominated the U.S. market place in the early to mid-1800s. Heinisch Bowie knives are extremely rare; and according to Bill Williamson, all appear to have been made in the 1850's. There are very few known specimens that have surfaced to date. This Bowie knife measures 13 1/2" in overall length, and is a handful of Knife; a heavy, full sized Bowie weighing nearly a pound (15 oz.). The 8" clip blade x 1 1/16" wide x from 3/32" thick stock has a 4 1/8" false edge on top, with the ricasso being hot stamped, "R. HEINISH". The blade tang extends through the end of the hilt and is capped off with a threaded brass nut. The blade has been period sharpening, and retains its original blade shape with a full tip. There are no nicks to the blade when running your finger over the edge. There are a few areas of light black spots on the blade, as can be expected, but overall; the blade is in excellent condition. The 3 5/8" wide integral S shaped cross guard and ferrule, as well as the 5 3/8" long birds head hilt, are made from separate Iron castings, and the cross guard and hilt are tight and rigid. The hilt is incised with dozens of lozenge shaped indentation's that appear to have been ground into the hilt to help with the grip of this heavy Bowie, and slightly lighten it. There are good traces of the original black Japanning inside these incisions.  The scabbard, which is not original to the knife, is use to protect the blade.  A nearly identical Heinisch Bowie knife with a 12 5/8" blade and brass mounted sheath sold in auction for $9,080 (around $10K including buyer's premium, tax (S/H).

In the famous William R. Williamson article on Heinisch Bowies, he states that the name of R. Heinisch can be added to the select little group of American cutlers who made Bowie and fighting type knives of quality. He writes about Rochus Heinisch, Jr. (son of New Jersey cutler Rochus Heinisch Sr.) who was a Lieutenant in Company A of the Union forces during the U.S. Civil War. As an officer of the 26th Regiment of New Jersey Infantry Volunteers, he was involved in a charge of Confederate forces by crossing the Rappahannock River, 3 miles south of the town of Fredericksburg, Virginia, on June 5th, 1863. A copy of this article from the Gun Report in 1972 will be provided to the purchaser of this Bowie knife. Here is an opportunity to own a Rare American made Civil War period bowie knife. A nearly identical Heinisch Bowie knife with a 12 5/8" blade and brass mounted sheath sold in an April 2006 auction for $9,080.  This is available for much less and a GREAT buy!!  $3500.00

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U387.  M1840 CAVALRY OFFICERS' SABER:  This is a classic M1840 Cavalry Officers' saber in mint condition.  The quillion adornment has a radiating fan near the top edge, the two branches have a laurel leaf cast design, and the pommel cap has the regulation Phrygian helmet pattern. The grip is shark-skin with braded wire. The hilt is tight and retains generous amounts of original gold wash, and the mint frosty blade is held tight by the original leather washer. The 35 " blade is adorned with an Eagle, "E PLURIBUS UNUM," cross cannons, and a large US. The scabbard throat, suspension rings and drag are high-quality brass, and the ring mounts have a heavy brass center band with a raised-line border and are friction fitted.  The scallop cut drag is the same design as the bands, but secured with a screw.  This is an excellent example of a M1840 Cavalry Officers' saber.$2900.00

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U566. UNUSUAL STYLE IMPORT NON-REGULATION U.S. CAVALRY OFFICER:  This saber is likely made in Solingen for the American Civil War and is considered a Non-Regulation pattern, and is a style seldom encountered. It is a smooth bird’s head shape pommel with an integral back strap. The grip is sharkskin, triple copper wire wrap with the center strand being dragoon twist. The knuckle bow has no slot for a saber knot. There are two cavalry style branches also undecorated. There are two shield shape langets and a flat disk quillon. The blade has the flat spins of the 1840 pattern. The ricasso is short with no markings. The 12.5 inch etched panel is beautifully done with scroll work and an American Eagle under stars and an E. Pluribus Unum ribbon. The reverse has a stand of arms in place of the Eagle. The scabbard body is German Silver. The mounts appear to be silver with heavy gilt.  The top mount is a long, 4.5 inch throat with a banded carry ring with line chased designs. The center mount matches, but smaller in size and the drag has the same chase-work of a line design around the blade and at the top.$1800.00

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U651.AMES M1860 NAVAL CUTLASS & SCABBARD: This is an Ames M1860 Naval Cutlass complete with the original scabbard. The hilt is tight with 100% original leather and no wire, which is common. Its rack number is 12M 655. The blade is Ames marked and dates 1862, but no inspection mark making this most likely a state or Army purchased cutlass. The leather blade washer is original, and there is some minor surfacepitting. The scabbard is original and complete including the tip and all rivets. It has a few soft spots, but no breaks, and has taken on a brown patina to the leather. It is not often that you find a cutlass complete with the scabbard. $1300.00

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U569. M1850 MOUNTED INFANTRY OFFICERS SWORD, EMERSON & SILVER: The Emerson & Silver Company located in Trenton, NJ was a fine example of a mid-19th century sword maker with a significant presence during the Civil War. The hilt is tight with generous amounts of original gold-wash, 100% original shark-skin grip with triple strain wire, and a frosty mint condition blade held tight with the original white-buff leather washer. The etching is truly beautiful, to include the Emerson & Silver marking.  The pommel cap is ornate with a shield and fancy chase work around the top. The steel scabbard has a gray patina with all original mounts and did an amazing job protecting the mint condition blade. This example with a metal scabbard is a M1850 Mounted Infantry Officer sword, which is rare compared to the standard M1850 Foot Officers sword. $2150.00

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U682. HIGH-GRADE STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is one of the finest examples of a M1850 Staff & Field sword. After close examination and discussion with others, we believe this is a unmarked Roby sword. The hilt and scabbard mounts retain near 100% original gold wash; the grip and wire are 100% original and in mint condition, and the frosted blade is amazing with several war depicted sceens. The scabbard is mint with original gold washed hanging chains. $5900.00

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U692. ROBY M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is a Roby Model 1850 Staff & Field sword with its original brown metal scabbard. This sword shows evidence of being carried, but not abused. The hilt has a little movement, has traces of original gold wash, and has 100% original sharkskin grip and triple-strand wire. The Roby marked blade has a gray patina with original frosting, nice etching with evidence of period sharpening. The scabbard is bent and rust free, is Roby marked, and retains all original mounts and screws.  $1800.00

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U699. M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD - EMERSON & SILVER: This M1850 Staff & Field sword was made by Emerson & Silver, Trenton N.J., and is in great condition with a near-mint blade. If you have been looking for a sword from the Civil War years, this fits the bill because they only were in operation between the years 1860-1865. The sword has a tight hilt with original shark-skin grip and triple wire. The blade is tight with original light etching and much frosting. Emerson & Silver blades are known for light etching and when you find one this nice, it is exciting. The scabbard is browned steel with original mounts. All the brass has a pleasing patina. These are much rarer the Ames and Horstmann swords and hard to find.$2400.00

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U700. TOMES, SON & MELVAIN CAVALRY OFFICER SABER: This is an import Cavalry Officer Saber retailed by Tomes, Son & Melvain, New York; 1859-1864. It is a typical import saber, but with exceptional etching. The faint Tomes, Son & Melvain retailer mark is pen-etched in the ricasso area. Continue up the blade to find a knight in armor, an eagle holds an E. Pluribus Unum banner, cross musket, a sword, and the head of an Alligator. The Alligator head is very unusual and makes this a possible pre-war purchased by a Southern officer. On the opposite side of the blade is an unfurled flags, U. S., a rider less horse, a crossed sword and bugle, and the head of an eagle with a large beak.  All this etching is visible to the eye, but faint. The blade is free of rust or pitting, has a few very small dings, and appears to have been clean in its past. The two original blade washers blade prevent movement. The grip retains 100% original sharkskin and wire; center dragoon strand with two flanking stands. The scabbard body is dent and rust free with all original brass mounts. The screws for the throat piece and the drag might not be original, and the drag has a door dent. A Tomes, Son & Melvain saber is a rare find. $1400.00

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U708. CLAUBERG – M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is a Clauberg M1850 Staff & Field sword. The hilt has a little wiggle as a result of the blade washer being gone; however, it is in great shape with a good amount of original gold wash. The grip is 70% original shark skin with only one strand of original wire. The blade is over-bright with a dark area near the hilt a spot above the US and Eagle. The etching is strong with original frosting. It never was sharpened and has a sharp point. The scabbard has all original brown finish, except above the top mount, most likely due to being held there by an officer. The mounts have nice chase work and lots of gold wash. The drag is dented on the back side, but has a nice eagle design. $1700.00

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U724. M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD – KLINGENTHAL: This Civil War M1850 Staff & Field sword is a French import made in region of Klingenthal, and is the higher grade version with additional chase work on the reverse side of the guard, guard branch and pommel cap. This style sword is a little scarcer then the standard version. The hilt has the US in the guard and the blade is etched with the US and American Eagle. The hilt is tight with 85% plus gold wash. The sharkskin grip and twisted wire are 100% original, and the original red felt blade washer hold the 32 inch blade tight. The blade is free of dings and dents and has strong etching with original frosting. The scabbard is has all the original brown finish, retains all mounts and fits tight to the sword. $1850.00

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U726. M1850 STAFF & FIELD / MOUNTED OFFICERS SWORD: This sword is considered a Staff & Field sword because of the size of the guard, but also thought to be a Mounted Officers sword because of the metal scabbard. The hilt and pommel cap are tight with a pleasing patina, and the grip retains 100% original sharkskin grip and triple-strand wire. The bright blade has the original blade washer, is maker marked Clauberg and retailer marked Schuyler Hartley & Graham New York. The etching is frosty with a center panel with US and one with the spread eagle. The steel scabbard has a pleasing brown patina and dent free with evidence of wear on the drag.  $1200.00

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U729. 152nd NEW YORK INFANTRY REGIMENT IDENTIFIED OFFICERS SWORD: This sword is identified to Captain William R. Wall, 152nd New York Infantry Regiment. He is the only Union officer with this name. He was 24 at the time of his enlistment on 9/20/1862 at Mohawk, NY as a Captain. On 11/3/1862 he was commissioned into "D" Co. NY 152nd Infantry and was discharged on 1/10/1863 for an enlistment just over 3 months. During his time of service, the regiment left the state and served in the Provisional Brigade, Abercrombie’s Division, in the defense of Washington from October 1862 in the District of Washington. This short stay in the military accounts for the high quality condition of this sword. The hilt is the large version Foot Officers style with 100% original shark-skin grip and double-strand wire. The blade is Collins made and dated 1862, and retailer marked Schuyler Hartley & Graham, New York. This blade is in mint condition with original frosting and a panel with the spread eagle and one with the U S. The scabbard is strong with some crazing and a little leather lose with a door ding would be. The mounts all have a pleasing look with the reverse side on the top mount marked Wm. R Wall.  $2500.00

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U734. M1840 MUSICIAN SWORD – HORSTMANN – EMERSON & SILVER : This M1840 Musician sword was retailed by Horstmann, but has the early Key Stone maker mark and metal scabbard of Emerson & Silver. The two rivet top mount and three rivet drag, as well as the Horstman PHILa mark, are good indicators that this is an early piece made prior to or at the beginning of the Civil War. This hilt is tight with all its brass having matching patina with the scabbard. The 28 inch blade has a nice gray patina, no nicks, and a sharp point. The scabbard has much of the original finish and the drag has several dents indicating it was carried. The majority of Musician swords were made by Ames, so it is rare to find one made by Emerson & Silver and retailed by Horstmann.  At this price, you can’t go wrong. $325.00

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U735. M1850 FOOT SWORD: This M1850 Foot Officer sword was found with a Confederate scabbard; however, the sword is not Confederate made, but has unique feature that indicated it was made for an officers from a southern state, either prior to or at the beginning of the Civil War. Many northern manufactures were filling contracts for southern officers and their states, and often altered the maker mark or left them off to conceal their identify. This sword is marked PARIS; however, there were no retainers in Paris France selling sword to either the Union or Confederacy and this mark exist to only hide the identity of the true maker, which was Roby. To date, this is the only known example of this bogus mark. One might ask: How do you know it is a Roby sword?  If you do a side-by-side comparison, you will see the grip and wire style conforms to Roby and the etching style and pattern well.  I have attached several photos of etching on a marked Roby and when you do a comparison you see the similarities. The guard is tight with original shark-skin grip and wire. The blade is bright with great etching, but the quality of the steel is not up to the standard Roby sword and there is a great casting flaw by the etched U.S.  ALso, there are corn stocks etched in the blade. Obviously, the sword did not meet the quality of a Roby and was sold south.  The Confederate scabbard has since been reunited with a Confederate blade, so only the sword is for sale. What an interesting sword! $475.00

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U737.  SAUERBIER M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This M1850 Foot Officers sword is a product of Sauerbier from New Jersey, and is marked as such on the blade. The hilt has a US in the basket; the grip is black leather with triple-strand wire; the pommel-cap has a distinct Sauerbier shape with a screw attachment with the guard. Finally, the blade has the large block US and an unstopped fuller. The steel scabbard has a deep brown finish with all original mounts. This sword is priced well below market value and a gift at this price! $1800.00

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U736. IDENTIFIED - 176TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER MILITIA M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This Model 1850 Foot Officer Sword is identified to Lieutenant Phillip W. Flores of the 176th Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia. The complete grouping was discovered in an estate in Reading, PA.  Phillip W. Flores was born August 9, 1832 in Dillingersville, PA and died February 24, 1908. He enlisted in the 176th Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia in October of 1862 and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company K on December 6, 1862. He was honorably discharged August 18, 1863 as a 1st Lieutenant. After his service, he worked for the Internal Revenue Service and also spent much time studying and writing about local history. He had an active part in the formation of the Lehigh County Historical Society. The sword is complete with its original leather scabbard and all mounts; however, the drag is loose because it’s missing a screw. The sword is marked "Iron Proof" and the number 88 on the spine and has frosty etching and no rust. The scabbard drag is also marked number "88”. Sword is in excellent condition and very tight. When discovered, it was found with a nicely framed original lithograph Honorable Discharge for Phillip W. Flores. It was dated 1883 at bottom right and is a piece of art by itself.  It is in an old frame which measures 35" x 29." Also, there is a tin-type (Sixth Plate: 2.75 x 3.25 inches (7 x 8 cm) image and a framed image presumed to be Phillip W. Flores. Included is an original marriage certificate for Emma Flores: Certificate is dated 1898. I would presume this is a daughter or granddaughter. Note that Emma Flores was from Dillingersville, PA., which is where Phillip Flores was born and died. The 176th Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia militia regiment, composed of seven companies from Lehigh county and three from Monroe, was mustered in at Philadelphia in Nov., 1862, for nine months, and left for Suffolk, Va., the same month. It joined the force which moved under Gen. Foster, from New Berne to Charleston and was employed in guard, picket and other duties in this vicinity during its entire term of service. At Harrisburg Aug. 18, 1863, it was mustered out.

The grouping includes the sword, the framed discharge document, the tin-type, framed image, and the daughters marriage certificate, which helps tie the entire group together. Shipping will require addition packing at $100.00 and is figured into the price. If you are able to pick it up in Phoenix, I will deduct the $100.00 from the price. $2200.00

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U738. M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, PRESENTATION: LIEUTENANT C.S. COON, 12th NEW YORK INFANTRY: This sword is featured on page 387-388 of the book "Civil War Army Swords" by John H. Thillmann. The sword is a high-quality M1850 Staff & Field sword retailed by Willard & Hawley, Syracuse, N. Y. The blade is dated "1862" and is made with the typical Collins style sharkskin grip; hand engraved hilt; high-grade pommel cap; presentation on the blade, and a mint condition blue steel scabbard with gold-washed mounts. The presentation reads “Presented to Lieut C. S. Coon 12 Regt N.Y.S. Vol. by his Friends of Clay N. Y. Jan 1862.” The blade retains 100% original frosting. The sword is in near-mint condition and one of the best examples known. Charles Coon was 24 years old when he enlisted on 4/30/1861 as a Corporal and mustered into "H" Co. N.Y. 12th Infantry on 5/13/1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 10/20/1861 and discharged on 2/3/1862. The 12th New York Infantry Regiment "Onondaga Regiment" "Independence Guard" was organized at Elmira, N. Y, and mustered in for two years' State service on May 8, 1861 and mustered in for three months' United States service on 13 May, 1861. It Moved to Washington, D.C. via Harrisburg and Baltimore. Attached to Richardson’s Brigade, Tyler’s Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia and crossed the Potomac and moved towards Centreville, Virginia. On 18 July, 1861 it had its first engagement against Confederate troops at Blackburn’s Ford and lost several solders. At the Battle of Bull Run, the 12th was in reserve and suffered no losses. At Upton’s Hill, 27 Aug, 1861 the unit lost one soldier killed in action. Lieutenant Coon service was short; but he was with the unit as it marched to the drums of war for the first battle of the Civil War. Here is a high-grade presentation M1850 Staff & Field sword in amazing condition, and is published in one of the most important reference books on Civil War Army swords. A binder with histrical information is included. $6800.00

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U740. AMES M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD, PRESENTATION 52ND.  MASSACHUSETTS REGIMENT: This Ames M1850 Foot Officers sword was presented to Lieutenant Alfonso A. Ballou, 52nd Massachusetts Infantry. The 52nd was a nine-month unit and served in the Dept. of the Gulf, and was engaged in operation on Western Louisiana at Irish Bend and Port Hudson.   Lieutenant Ballou enlisted 9/11/1862, was commissioned 10/11/1862 and mustered out 8/14/1863.  During his time in Louisiana, he sustained a gun-shot wound to his foot while cleaning his gun.  The sword retains 95% plus original gold wash on the guard and mounts, with 100% original shark-skin grip and twisted wire. The blade is Ames marked and has the earlier block lettered US and early federal eagle. The blade has much original frosting, but large areas of dark spots and oxidation. The top mount has the presentation:

    Lt. A A Ballou

    52 nd Regt Mass Vols

    Presented by

    The Citizens of Orange

This is another fine example of an early Massachusetts presentation sword to an officer involved in the Port Hudson Campaign. $2800.00

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U741. AMES – M1852 NAVAL OFFICER SWORD: This Ames M1852 Naval Officers is a great example of the sword carried by Naval Officers during the Civil War. The hilt retains 98%++ original gold wash; the grip and wire is 100% original and tight; the original white buff leather is complete; and the blade has strong etching and good amount of original frosting.  It is not mint, but Fine ++. The scabbard is complete with all original mounts, which retain 98%++ gold wash. The leather is strong with expected crazing and normal wear.  If just a little better, this would be a $3000.00 sword; however, it is not. Yet, it is a great sword for a reasonable price. $2350.00

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U742. SAUERBIER PLAIN HILT, TYPE-1 ENLISTED CAVALRY SABER: This is a rare enlisted saber. The blade is unmarked; however, the saber and scabbard have the classic hilt profile, thick guard, spanner nut and blade fuller unique to Sauerbier. The steel scabbard has a brass throat and thick ramped steel drag. This blade washer is original to the sword and the grip is 100% original leather with double-strand brass wire. Overall this in an excellent example of a infrequently found saber. $1500.00

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U743. M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, HIGH-GRADE, CAMP-SCENE ETCHED BLADE: This high-grade, Camp-scene etched blade is very unique.  The pommel cap, guard and all scabbard mounts have a deep copper color patina. The hilt is tight and the grip has 100% original shark-skin and double-stand wire. The original white buff leather blade washer holds the blade tight. The blade shows wear and has some pitting and the etching is weak, but exceptional with a Zouave soldier holding an eagle; a soldier on horseback with a sword; a soldier standing guard with his rifle; and a camp scene with tents, soldiers drilling, soldiers sitting and reading the paper and is dated 1862. The metal scabbard is dent free complete with all the mounts, which all have very detail chase work. $2500.00

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U744. EMERSON & SILVER, RISING PHOENIX - SILVER HILT S&F SWORD: This Emerson & Silver, rising Phoenix hilt with a silver hilt is a difficult sword to find, and is often missing from many collections. This sword shows evidence of being carried with expected wear and nicks on the blade, and a worn down drag. The rising Phoenix hilt was produced by two New Jersey sword makers: Emerson & Silver and Sauerbier. Of the two, Emerson & Silver made a heavier brass guard. The hilt is tight, the German silver grip retains the original wire, and the leather blade washer keeps the etched blade tight. The blade is maker marked Emerson & Silver Trenton NJ, has the trade mark Keystone stamp, and etched with a spread eagle and US. The scabbard has 100% of the original finish with all mounts, but missing the drag screw. The mounts have outstanding chase work to include US on the throat piece. $2700.00

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U745. NASHUA ARILLERY MODEL 1832 FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD: This is a Nashua Artillery M1832 Short Artillery sword. The Nashua Artillery was a pre-Civil war (1830-1850’s) militia unit from Nashua New Hampshire. This sword is very rare and most likely saw Civil War service with a New Hampshire Artillery unit as is evident for its condition. The sword is complete with its original brass scabbard. The sword is 25 inches long with a 19 inch blade by 1 1/2 inch blade. The hilt has an even mustard color patina with a deep stamped eagle on both sides of the pommel and brass rivets. The blade is inspected marked “United States” “1839” “JH” and the Ames make with the eagle. The blade is etched Nashua Artillery, military arms, and an eagle with an E Pluribus Unum banner. It shows wear and surface pitting. The original scabbard is missing the top two screws and the brass ball at the scabbards end. This is a very rare sword and seldom available. $1900.00  

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