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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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U642. HORSTMANN ENLISTED MODEL 1840 SABER – TYPE 1. This saber may be one of the 5000 that were made with Emerson & Silver blades from the earlier Hortmann contract with the Ordnance Department. It has the Keystone stamp unique to Emerson & Silver, and the early HORSTMANN’S PHILA retailer stamp. The guard and pommel cap are tight, and the black leather grip and twisted wire is original and 100% complete. The is blade is nick and rust free with a sharp point and has a great look. The original scabbard has a deep brown patina and fits correct to the blade and shows period wear on the drag. These sabers saw action in both the Mexican – American war and the Civil War. Considering 5000 were made and with two wars and use by both Union and Confederate troops, how many have survived. $1195.00

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HORSTMANN- M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, NEAR-MINT CONDITION

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U737. SAUERBIER - M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This is a Sauerbier M1850 Foot Officers sword. It has all the distinct features found on a Sauerbier sword: a unique pommel cap screw; an unstopped fuller; a standard guard design with a US in the center; a chased-worked pommel cap; a leather grip with triple strand wire; and a large U. S. in block-style lettering. The etched blade is bright with original frosting and the Sauerbier maker mark. The metal scabbard is dent free; retains 100% original brown finish, and all mounts are complete with matching inventory number 34. $1500.00

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U764. NON-REGULATION FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD 1827 PATTERN, NEAR MINT: This is a Non-regulation 1827 pattern foot officer’s sword, which was used by Union officers from many state units. It is in near-mint condition! The hilt is tight with 100% original shark-skin grip and wire, and has an untouched patina. The original red felt blade washer keeps the mint blade tight, and the etching is crisp and frosty. The scabbard has a few dents, has matching patina, and shows wear on the drag. This sword was used but not abused. It will be hard to find a better blade.  $1050.00

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U792.  PRESENTATION GRADE -  EAGLE QUILLON, SILVER HILT STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is a presentation grade – eagle quillon silver hilt staff & field sword with its original medallion mount German silver scabbard.  The scabbard is extremely rare and not often seen. The lattice-work medallion mounts are very delicate and you can see the top one is incomplete. The hilt is tight and very ornate. You can see the brass coming through the German silver grip, which indicate the sword was carried. All original wire is complete; the blade is a little dark, but the etching is strong, and it is marked EISENHAUER, and the pommel cap is very ornate. The scabbard in dent free. $2900.00

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U793. NON-REGULATION FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This is a Non-Regulation Foot Officers sword with a fancy guard. This is one of my favorite swords from the Civil War.  It would have been carried by Lieutenants and Captains from all the Union states. It is the less common design with the fancy guard void of the standard eagle. The hilt is tight with 100% original shark-skin grip and only a little of the original wire. The blade retains much original frosting and is nicely etched with the W. Clauberg Soligen marker mark.  The scabbard is bent free and has nice patina.  Overall, a great looking sword! $1300.00

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U817. MODEL 1850 NON-REGULATION FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD, GOLD ETCHED BLADE: This is a M1850 Non-Regulation Foot Officer’s sword with a high-quality gold-washed etched blade. The hilt is the standard Non-Regulation steel guard with a 100% original sharkskin grip with steel wire. The blade is beautifully gold-washed etched with “US’ “Persevere” on one side and the American eagle perched on an American shield on the opposite side, as well as Clauberg and IRON PROOF marked. The scabbard is in mint condition with a brown lacquer finish with gold washed mounts and drag. Simple a beautiful sword! $3200.00

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U819. MODEL 1840 MUSICIAN SWORD – AMES, 1864  DATED: This is a Model 1840 Musician sword made by Ames in its original leather scabbard. The sword is in outstanding condition with a bright blade, which is Ames marked and dated and inspected US/J.F/1862, and inspected G.W.C on the guard. The leather scabbard is complete with both mounts and has all the pins. The leather is outstanding with a soft spot near the drag, which is inspection marked J.F as well. A Musician sword in this condition often sells for $550 to $650. $450.00

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U826. M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD:  All the brass has matching patina. The hilt is tight and the original leather grip is %100 complete, but no wire. The 30 3/4-inch blade is marked IRON PROOF of the spin and etched with an American flag and large US vertical to the blade, but not maker marked. The scabbard leather is near-mint and amazing.  $900.00

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AMES M1832FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD – 1860 DATED

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U834. RARE - HORSTMANN & SONS MODEL 1832 FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD, MINT: This is a Horstmann & Sons Model 1832 Foot Artillery sword complete with the original scabbard and frog. It is in mint condition! The hilt has a nice mellow patina, and the blade is mint with the Gerbruder Weyersberg King Head stamp. The mint scabbard is complete with both mounts, and the frog is perfect with the original retention strap. I have never seen a finer example! Shipping included. $1775.00

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U843. C.R. KIRSHBAUM NON-REGULATION BRITISH PATTERN 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. $1400.00

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AMES - MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD TYPE-1 SWORD

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U856. MODEL 1833 DRAGOON SABER, 1834 OR 1835 DATED: This is one of the most elusive examples of the Model 1833 Dragoon Saber besides those issued to Southern States. It is an 1834, 1835 or 1836 dated saber with United States Dragoon etched on the blade. The only reason the date is unknown is because the markings are hidden by the blade washer and the guard. However, there is no doubt this is an early example because of the etching. The original government contract called for 1000 sabers with scabbard to be delivered by November 1. 1834, which Ames completed. The sabers delivered in 1834, 1835 and 1836 were etched United States Dragoon, and those delivered in 1837 and 1839 were etching United Stated. This example is the enlisted version with the steel scabbard. The grip has 100% original dragoon wire and 98% original brown leather. The blade washer is original and the 34-inch blade is bright with the maker mark visible to include N.P. Ames and Cutler, but Springfield and the date are hidden. The guard could be removed to confirm the date, but that should only be done by a professional sword-smith. The inspector mark is under the blade washer. The scabbard is the correct lighter version with the split rings and has proper marks on the drag with a nice patina. $2400.00

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U884.AMES M1860 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER - SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM RETAILED: One of the rarest and most sought-after swords is the Ames M1860 Cavalry Officer’s saber, and it often missing from most advance collections. Even more rare, is an unmarked specimen sold to an independent retailer, and this is that one and only known example. Most likely, the sword blade was factory damaged and repaired prior to being sold to Schuyler, Hartley & Graham who then etched and sold it. The entire sword is Ames, from the pommel cap to the guard; the shark-skin grip and wire; the blade and the even more rare steel scabbard with wide brass mounts. 12 1/4 inches from the tip is a dove-tail factory repair. It most likely was buffed out and not visible when done, but is noticeable today. Also, if done at a later time, the blade would be short to the scabbard, it is not and is full length. The blade is Schuyler, Hartley & Graham retailer marked and etched. The scabbard is in great condition with a few minor dings, all mounts and screws, except for the drag. Currently, the only other known Ames cavalry officer’s saber I know for sale is listed at $15,000. This is available for a price far below that price. $4500.00

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U890. TIFFANY (UNMARKED) MODEL 1860 CAVALRY OFFICERS’ SABER: This is an unmarked Tiffany Model 1860 Cavalry Officers’ saber, which combines the featured of their #1, #3 and #4 sabers designs. The 1860 type hilt is presentation grade with deep casting and chased design with a raised relief eagle on the quillon. The grip is 100% original sharkskin with double strand wire. It is held tight to the blade with the original blade washer. The blade is Collins & Co. marked, and etched with a large US and eagle. The steel scabbard has ornate brass mounts deeply cast and chased, and an equally ornate matching drag. John H. Thillmann’s book “Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers, pages 428-433 shows the features for this saber. $2700.00

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U891. MODEL 1840 CAVALRY OFFICERS’ SABER – JAMES S. SMITH, NY. This is a rarely seen variant of the Model 1840 Cavalry Officers’ saber retailed by James S. Smith, New York, NY. Smith immigrated to New York from England in 1834, and this saber has design traits of an English saber. He was in business 1838-1860 as James S. Smith and as Smith & Sons 1860-1863. The brass hilt has a smaller 2-branch design with an ornate back strap and fancy pommel cap. The grip is original shark skin with triple strand wire. The original red leather blade washer holds the 35 1/2-inch blade tight. The blade has a brass PROVE mark in center of a Damascus star and retailer marked, and fancifully etched with US and other military motifs. The steel scabbard has a deep rich brown patina and simples but unique ring mounts with brass rings. The top ring shows good wear! This is saber style not found in many collections. $2500.00

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U896. CENTE GARDE CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD – SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM – MISSOURI IDENTIFED: This newly discovered unknown example of a Cente Garde Cavalry Officer’s saber recently surfaced out of Missouri. Previous known Cente Garde sabers have a guard with a large medallion with an America Eagle in its center: John Thilmann’s book “Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers” describes it on page 399. This saber is similar, but with a four-branch guard. The hilt retains much of the original gold wash, 100% horn grip, and triple strand wire. The white buff leather blade washer holds the 38 1/2-inch blade tight.  These sabers were imported from France by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, and as such will have French markings on the spine and base of the blade. This sword, however, is etched Schuyler, Hartley & Graham New York leaving no doubt it is an American Civil War sword. The scabbard is a standard plain steel version. I purchased this sword from a direct decedent of Captain Benjamin F. Buzard. He served in the 13th MO Infantry which became the 25th MO Infantry, and later the Missouri 1st Engineers. Buzard did survive the war and has a Pension record on file at the National Archives, but due to current events it is not available. A historical folder is included with the saber. To read the folder, click on the Missouri Seal below the photo link.  To date, this is the only know example of this style sword with this 4-branch hilt. $6000.00

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U901. MEXICAN WAR PERIOD AMES M1840 NCO SWORD – ID’ed 6TH NEW YORK ARTILLERY OFFICERS: This is a Mexican War period Ames NCO sword identified to a Civil War officer: Captain Clark Peck, 6th New York Heavy Artillery. State and Militia Officers had wide latitude in picking the sword they would carry, and I suspect in this case, the sword originally belong to a relative who carried it during the Mexican War. The sword is Ames maker marked and dated 1848; inspected “US R.C” on the blade and “R.C & J.W.R” on the guard; and is in a steel scabbard with a slightly fancier top mount that is etched Captain Clark Peck on the reverse. Clark enlisted on 8/22/1862 and resigned on 4/23/1864.  A binder with historical information is included. $875.00

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U902.AMES M1850 MOUNTED INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD – NEW HAMPSHIRE IDENTIFIED: This is an Ames Model 1850 Mounted Infantry Officer’s sword identified to a New Hampshire Officer: Lieutenant Heber James Davis. Included with the sword is a framed commission document with a CDV for Davis, other documents as well as a post-war photo. Herber J. Davis was born November 4th, 1842 in Hancock New Hampshire and the age of 18, he enlisted in Company E, 1st New Hampshire Regiment. After three months, the unit was disbanded and Heber re-enlisted in Company K, 7th Regiment and remained there until mustered-out in 1865.

The 7th Regiment serve in several different theatres of the war: South Carolina, Florida, Virginia,and North Carolina. Davis would promote to Sergeant, 2nd Lieutenant and 1st Lieutenant, and would serve on the staff of General Joseph Roswell Hawley. Hawley spoke of Davis as “one of our bravest and brightest staff officers!” Davis would be wounded several times during the war, most seriously at Darbytown Road, Virginia.  It was reported in the Peterborough Transcript that while carrying a dispatch from General Hawley’s headquarter to another unit, Davis was gravely wounded and when offered help, he is reported to have said “never mind me, but deliver this message.” Davis was honorable discharged due to his wounds.

The sword is an Ames Mounted Infantry Officer’s sword, which is similar to the standardM1850 Infantry Officer’s sword with a few unique differences: the narrower one-piece branch guard and the blue steel scabbard. The guard is tight with 100% original wire and shark-skin grip. The Ames marked 30 1/4-inch blade has strong etching and several small nicks, but no frosting. The original blue steel scabbard has aged to a nice even brown patina with underlining traces of original blue. It retains all original mounts with the screws and has the original brass throat piece and original wood liners. Included with the sword is a binder with historical information, and all the documents shown on the photos page. When shipped, there will be two boxes and shipping has be calculated into this price. $3850.00

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U905. SAUERBIER CAVALRY OFFICER’ SABER, TYPE-2: Sauerbier cavalry officer’s sabers are seldom encountered and always have very distinct features. This type-2 hilt has an unembellished conventional sized 1860 type enlisted guard; turned down pommel cap; recessed spinner nut; black leather grip with twisted wire; a scalloped black leather pad, which holds the34 1/2-inch blade tight. The unmarked Sauerbier 1860 style blade is very unique being just underan inch wide and fully etching with US, the American shield, and etched on the top of the spine. It shows period sharpening and several small dings, and fits tight to the scabbard. The scabbard is a mid-grade type-1 style with a brown steel body; trumpet type throat piece; 4-inch wide cast foliate mounts and a wide thick drag. The hilt and mounts have traced of original gold wash with an underlying brown patina. This is an unusual and rare variant of a Sauerbier Cavalry Officer’s saber! $3100.00

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U906. SAUERBIER CAVALRY OFFICER’ SABER, TYPE-1: Sauerbier cavalry officer’s sabers are seldom encountered and always have very distinct features. This type-1 1840 style hilt is heavily embellished with chase-work on the guard, branches and pommel cap, and retails 95% original gold wash. It has a recessed spinner nut; black leather grip with twisted wire; a scalloped black leather pad, which holds the 34 3/4-inch blade tight. The unmarked Sauerbier 1860 style blade is very unique being an inch wide and fully etched with US, the American shield, and fits tight to the scabbard. The brown scabbard is a rare design! It has the Sauerbier trumpet type throat piece; 1-inch wide cast mounts and a wide heavy Sauerbier drag. The hilt and mounts have a good amount of original gold wash, and the mounts and hilt have a matching patina. This is an unusual and rare variant of a Sauerbier Cavalry Officer’s saber! $3100.00

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U909. AMES TYPE-2 - MODEL 1840 ARTILLERY SABER: This is a Type-2 Ames Model 1840 Artillery Saber with an inspection date of 1863, which makes it 1 of 2013 delivered that year. The hilt is tight with an even mustard-yellow patina on both the guard and pommel cap. The grip retains 100% original black leather and its twisted brass wire. The blade is Ames and inspection marked, has never been sharpened and is nick of nicks, and has the original blade washer. The scabbard has an even brown finish and is inspected on the drag “J H”. Mid to early Civil War Ames Artillery sabers are getting hard to find, especially in this nice a condition. $950.00

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U911. CLAUBERG - NON-REGULATION OFFICER'S SWORD & SCABBARD WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL GOLD ETCHED BLADE: This Non-Regulation officer’s sword is patterned after the 1822 & 1845 British officer's swords, and was made by Clauberg of Solingen, Prussia. This style sword was very popular among officers. The slightly curved blade is approximately 32 1/2 inches long with gold etching about half the length; stands of arms; "U.S."; eagle and shield; and a representation of Artemis and Justice just above the mark "W/CLAUBERG/knight/SOLINGEN" with inset "PROVED/+". The spine features a gilt leafy vine and "IRON PROOF". The iron openwork guard features floral scroll and the pommel is of the Phrygian helmet style. The grip is wire-wrapped black shark skin and 100% original. The iron scabbard is complete with two hanging rings and a drag. The sword is in exceptional condition with untouched patina. Swords in this condition are rare. $3900.00

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U910. GEM STONE POMMEL CAP & SILVER HILT PRESENTATION GRADE MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is a unique presentation grade M1850 Staff & Field sword with gem stones in the pommel cap as well as in the grip. There is a large red centered gem stone with 16 smaller stones encircling the pommel cap and a flying eagle with a shield. The grip is German Silver with Lady Justice on one side, and another red gem stone in the center of the grips opposite side. The guard has the U S interlaced in the leaves with an eagle-head quillon, and the entire hilt is tight with 95% original gold wash. The Horstmann marked blade is gold washed with a fancy U S and the American eagle, and is IRON PROOF marked on the top of the blade. The German Silver scabbard as all original fancy mounts with 100% gold wash. Gem-stone sword are very rare and unique, and this one even more so with the stones in the grip and pommel cap! $9800.00

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U915. SAUERBIER - M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is a Sauerbier M1850 Staff & Field sword, which shows evidence of being carried, but not abuse. The hilt it tight with 100% original leather; triple-strand wire and traced of gold wash. The blade is Sauerbier maker marked with very nice etching and some original frosting, with no nicks or rust. The original scabbard has a gray to light brown patina and retains all original mounts. In May, I sold this sword for $2200.00 but got it back in a trade deal while at the Gettysburg show. As such, I can pass on a savings and sell it at a discounted price $400.00 below the original listing. $1800.00

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U916. AMES M1850 STAFF &  FIELD SWORD: This is  an early Ames M1850 Staff & Field sword with the brown scabbard and early block US etching.  The sword shows wear indicating it was carried, but not abused. The blade retains 100% original frosted etching and has the original blade washer. The hilt is tight and retains 95% original gold wash with 100% original shark skin grip and wire. The scabbard has the original brown finish with expected wear, and has all the original mounts with good amounts of original gold wash.  The etching pattern places this between 1850 & 1855. $3800.00

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