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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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    U636. SAUERBIER M1850 MOUNTED OFFICER’S SWORD:  Sauerbier made some of the most beautiful sword during the Civil War with fancy etching and unique scabbard. This sword is a Mounted Infantry Officer’s, which is different for the Foot Officer’s sword because of the metal scabbard. This sword is 100% original and complete with its black leather grip; triple-strand wire; leather blade washer, and complete metal scabbard with fancy mounts. The blade is Sauerbier maker marked with outstanding etching. You can collect only Sauerbier sword and not find two that are identical. This is a lot of sword at this price. $1700.00

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    U652. HORSTMANN – M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This Horstmann Staff & Field is in near-mint condition with much original gold wash, a bright blade and brown finished scabbard. The blade has some light spotting, but very frosty. The hilt is tight with 100% original grip and wire. $2900.00

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    U744. HIGH-GRADE PRESENTATION NON-REGULATION STAFF & FIELD SWORD - COL.WILLIAM W. MCKIM - ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER U.S.A.: William W. McKim was commissioned by President Lincoln, assistant quartermaster, United States Volunteers, with rank of captain, Aug. 3, 1861, and was transferred to the regular army, same rank and corps, July 6, 1864. He was on duty at Boston as chief quartermaster, U.S.A., for the New England States, except Vermont and Connecticut, from August, 1861, to August, 1864, equipping United States troops, providing quarters and all supplies pertaining to the quartermaster's department, transporting troops and supplies, constructing barracks and hospitals, and in charge of all details not especially assigned to any other corps of the army..........He was brevetted major, lieutenant-colonel, and colonel, U.S.A., March 13, 1865, " for faithful and meritorious services during the war," having been constantly employed, without a leave of absence, charged with important and arduous duties, including financial disbursements of many millions of dollars. He resigned March 8, 1866.

    The sword has a 31-inch slightly curved blade marked IRON PROOF on the back ofthe blade; an etched ornate spread-wing eagle with shield; and US and foliatescroll. The hilt is a Non-Regulation design with an eagle perched on a shield.

    PRESENTED TO

     

    CAPT. WM W. MCKIM

     

    ASSISTANT/ QUARTERMASTER U.S.A. BY

     

    NATHL MCKAY

     

    OF BOSTON

     

    MAY 10TH AD 1862

     

    The swords condition is excellent! The blade and etching are bright with minorspotting near tip and etching area. The hilt retains 98% of the gilt and thegrip and wrapping are excellent. The silver scabbard is dent free; has a rainbow patina that is amazing and is etched with an eagle and a foliate scroll. I have seen similar scabbard etching on Sauerbier and Tiffany scabbards; however, the blade is unmarked and the maker and retailer is unknow. The sword comes a 30 page binder completed with McKim’s muster sheets and other historical records. $4900.00

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    U752. EMERSON & SILVER, RISING PHOENIX - SILVER HILT S&F SWORD, STEEL SCABBARDThis Emerson & Silver, rising Phoenix hilt with a silver hilt is a difficult sword to find, and is often missing from many collections. This example has a heavier guard then those with a leather scabbard. The sword shows evidence ofbeing carried with light wear on the scabbard and a small nick on the period sharpened blade. The rising Phoenix hilt was produced by two New Jersey sword makers: Emerson & Silver and Sauerbier. Of the two, Emerson & Silver had 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 with the trade mark Keystone stamp, and etched with a slanted US. The scabbard is 100% complete with original finish and mounts. The mounts have outstanding chase work to include US on the throat piece. $2200.00

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    U758. SAUERBIER M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is a Sauerbier M1850 Staff & Field sword. It shows evidence of being carried, but not abused. The hilt it tight with 100% original leather with triple-strand wire and traced of gold wash. The blade is Sauerbier maker marked with very nice etching and some original frosting, and no nicks or rust. The original scabbard has a gray to light brown patina, and all original mounts. $2100.00

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    U760. PRESENTATION – M1852 NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD: This is a presentation M1852 Naval Officer's sword to Acting 3rd Asst. Engineer Paul H. Kendricken. The hilt is unique with a thin metal mash grip and triple wire. The blade is bright and frosty with great etching, and the original blade washer. The leather scabbard has light crazing; all original fancy mounts, and the presentation on the reverse side of the top mount with USN on the drag:

    "Presented to / Paul H. Kendricken / by the / Teachers of the /St. James Sunday School / Sept. 19th 1862".

    On the back side of the hand guard is the jeweler quality engraved name Paul H. Kendricken. Included is a binder of historical information and a copy of Kendricken’s published history. $3900.00

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    U770.  AMES M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD. This is an early Ames M1850 Staff & Field sword complete with its original scabbard. The hilt and pommel cap are tight and the grip is 100% original sharkskin and double twisted wire. Traces of original gold wash is present. The blade washer is complete and holds the blade tight. The blade has much original frosting with some area of surface pitting and wear along the blades high points. The US is the early block-letter design and is strong as is the Ames maker marks. The scabbard is the blue steel version complete with all original mounts. Overall, a great sword. $2495.00

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    U771. AMES M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, HIGH-GRADE: This is one of the rarest Ames M1850 Staff & Field Officer's sword, of which only a few are known to exist. The hilt is very ornate with much chase work on the guard, as well as the scabbard mounts. The blade is bright and frosty with no blemishes. Several years ago this sword would sell for near $15,000, but it is available at a reduced price. $9500.00

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    U779. PRESENTATION GRADE – M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD with GERMAN SILVER SCABBARD WITH FANCY MOUNTS. This presentation grade M1850 Staff & Field sword is a high-quality sword with a fancy German-Silver scabbard. It has an upgraded hilt and pommel cap with ornate chase work. The grip is 100% original shark skin with triple wire. There is a little movement in the hilt. The original blade washer holds the 30 1/4-inch blade tight. It is doubled Clauberg marked with both the knights stamp and the fully spelled name. Also, it is retailer marked Evans & Hassell Phila. This mark is very rare to find because they were only in business during the war 1859-1866 and made presentation swords. The blade has an even gray patina with standard etching. The scabbard is so unique that I have yet to find another example like it, thought there must be others. It is German Silver with brass mounts with the rings held by hands. There a small dent below the middle mount with a half-inch stress crack on the other side. Overall, very unique! $2300.00

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    U806. AMES M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This Ames M1850 Foot Officers sword is in near-mint condition with 98% original gold was on the guard, pommel cap and scabbard mounts. The original sharkskin grip and wire is 100% complete and tight. The original buff-leather blade washer holds the mint blade tight. The etching is very strong and great original frosting. The American eagle and the script US are crisp. The scabbard is in great condition with no breaks and one crazing blemish on the reserve side. Simply a fine example from a highly desired maker. $2000.00

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    U839. CIVIL WAR PERIOD – M1860 STAFF OFFICER SWORD: Most M1860 Staff Officer swords that are for sale are the post-war version, and it is rare to find a Civil War period example. There are a few minor details that characterize the Civil War sword: The basic plan looking reverse clam shell; the scabbard’s single ring top mount; and a simple looking drag. This example has all the characteristics of the Civil War version. The shark-skin grip and wire are 100% original; the button works allowing the reverse clam shell guard to move; the blade is maker marked F. Delacour & Bakes, Paris, and etched with small US flags; the top scabbard mount has one ring; and the drag is plan in design. The scabbard has a deep brown patina. Where the M1850 sword was designated for Staff & Field, this sword was only delegated for staff officers to include generals. There is an image of General Hooker on a horse wearing this style sword. $800.00

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    U840. M1840 NCO SWORD – ROBY 1863: This is a Roby 1863 made M1840 NCO sword. It is in excellent condition with only the slightest of wear. The brass hilt and scabbard mounts have a pleasing patina, and have never been cleaned. The original red leather was is presents, and the blade is bright with original cross brushing above the Roby and inspection marks. The inspector mark “F.S.S.” matches on the guard, blade and scabbard drag. The leather is in great condition with only a few dings and crazing marks. Early dated NCO sword in this condition are getting harder to find! $525.00

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    U842. M1860 CAVALRY OFFICER SABER – COPPER PLATED SCABBARD: At the beginning of the Civil War there were not enough Cavalry Officer sabers available, so many dealers would embellish an enlisted saber to meet the demand.  These sabers were often very plan with added chase work to the pommel cap, the guard and branches. However, once in a while and officers would pay more for one that was different. This saber has a T marked blade, which has been identified to Phillip H. Tuska. He was a retailer in New York City 1861-1863. This saber is a higher-grade version of the early embellished enlisted saber not only for the chase work on the guard, but for the etched panels on the blade and the rare copper platted scabbard. To date, this is the only known example of this configuration. $1750.00

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    U843. C.R. KIRSHBAUM NON-REGULATION BRITISH PATTER 1822/1845 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD- SILVER PLATED: C. R. Kirshbaum, Solingen produced this uniquely designed Non-Regulation British Patter 1822/1845 sword. It is one of the rarer Non-Regulation designs with the eagle US center disk. This sword is even more rare because the hilt is silver plated, as well as the mounts on the German Silver scabbard, and has a folding reverse counter guard. The silver has not been cleaned and has a dark almost black patina. The blade is bright with some spotting and is unetched, but has the C. R. Kirshbaum, Solingen mark to include the Knights head. The German silver scabbard is complete with all original silver-plated mounts. The shark skin grip is 100% original to include wire, which is loose. $1600.00

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    U844. SAUERBIER TYPE-2 CAVALRY OFFICER SABER: This is a Sauerbier Type-2 cavalry officer saber without a scabbard. The hilt and pommel cap are plain with no chase work at all. The original black leather grip and wire are tight. The original blade washer is complete and holds the blade tight. The blade has the distinct shape associated with Sauerbier and is beautifully etched with traces of original frosting. Find an original scabbard and you will double or triple the value. $1200.00

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    U845. M1852 NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD - AMES (UNMARKED): This is an unmarked Ames M1852 Naval Officer’s sword. All you need to do is place it side-by-side with a known marked example and you will see all the identifying feature associated with an Ames made sword. The hilt is tight with 95% plus original gold wash. The white shark skin grip and twisted brass wire are 100% original and complete. The original leather blade washer keeps the 29-inch blade tight. The blade has a dark gray patina, which make the etching pop! Where the marker mark should be, is etched a clam shell on both sides; the center panel is etched “U. S. Navy” and the opposite side had an anchor and the Ames style eagle. The scabbard is wood-lined with a shark skin cover, and all original mounts and the screws. It is rare to see an unmarked Ames Naval Officer’s sword, and even rarer to find one with this scabbard. $2300.00

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    U846. PRESENTATION - M1821 OFFICERS SWORD: This is a mint condition M1821 Officers sword presented to a Major Henry T. Lawson. Major Lawson began his military career as a captain in the 16th Massachusetts volunteer infantry. He was commission 7/12/1861 I Company 16th Massachusetts and discharged 1/9/1864 for a promotion to Major with the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery with a date of rank 12/10/1862. While serving with the 16th Massachusetts volunteer regiment he was present for the Seven Days Battles, Battle of Glendale, Second Battle of Bull Run, Battle of Fredericksburg and the Battle of Chancellorsville where he was wounded in the right thigh. After his promotion, he was transfer to North Carolina and joined the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery; however, his service was cut short when he died of Yellow Fever 10/1864. This account for the presentation sword being in near-mint condition. The sword is a M1821 Officers sword commonly carriers by Artillery Officers. The presentation reads as follows:

    L. L. Thaxter

     

    to

     

    Major Henry T. Lawson

     

    Jan. 1864

     

     

    Fide et Amicitia

    Upon closer examination of the presentation and the scabbard engraving, what at first appears to be the letters “sc” is actually a letter “x”, so it’s L.L. Thaxter, not Thascter as first believed. Levi Lincoln Thaxter lived in Watertown, MA which is only three miles from Newton, MA where Henry Lawson and his wife lived. Thaxter had a law degree from Harvard; but he hated the law and never practiced, preferring bird watching and poetry reading instead. The poet Robert Browning wrote an epitaph for Thaxter that is on a bronze plaque on his gravestone. Levi’s wife Celia Thaxter was a famous poet. In the attached history of her life there is a record of a letter she sent to Mary Lawson (wife of Henry T. Lawson) in August of 1863, so the two families were either good friends or possibly even related in some way. This would explain the sword presentation. Fede et Amicitiatranslates “of faith and of the friendship of.The sword was retailed by Horstmann and marked with the Kings head stamp. The blade is frosty with outstand etching to include a CTin the center panel, which stands for City Troop; Chief Tecumseh with a raised hatchet and the American eagle. The only negative is the original wire is missing. $1900.00

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    U849. HORSTMANN – M1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD, HEAVILY CURVED BLADE, ARTILLERY VERSION: This is a rare version of the M1850 Staff & Field Officer’s sword. It has a heavily curved blade and is etched with cannons, which indicate use by an artillery officer. The hilt is tight with 100% original shark skin grip and copper wire. The brass is clean and bright, to include the scabbard mounts. The top scabbard mount has the Horstmann scroll plaque made of copper. The blade is Horstmann, Philadelphia mark with strong etching, which includes several cannons.  These are rare to find in any condition! $1700.00

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    U851. AMES TYPE-1 M1840 LIGHT ARTILLERY SABER, 1854: This is an Ames Type-1 M1840 Light Artillery saber in near-mint condition. The hilt is tight with a grip that has 100% original leather and twisted brass wire. The blade is bright with much original cross hatching, and strong maker and inspection marks. It is dated 1854 and A.D.K. inspected on the blade, pommel cap and scabbard drag. The only negative is the partial retention spring in the scabbard. Condition is outstanding! $1600.00

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