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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. $29.00

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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. $2700.00

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U813. MODEL 1833 DRAGOON SABER, 1834 DATED: This is one of the most elusive examples of the Model 1833 Dragoon Saber besides those issued to Southern States. It is the 1834 dated saber with United States Dragoon etched on the blade. 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 is missing the original dragoon wire and 50% original leather. The blade washer is original and the 34-inch blade is bright with the maker mark faint but readable: N.P. Ames Cutler Springfield 1834. The inspector mark is under the blade washer and the marking is hard to photograph but readable with magnification. The scabbard is the correct lighter version with the split rings and has proper marks on the drag with a nice brown patina. $1900.00

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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 1stLieutenant, 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-piecebranch 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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U921. M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD – SCHNITZLER & KIRSCHBAUM (S&K) - RARE!: This is a "RARE" Schnitzler & Kirschbaum (S&K) M1850 Foot Officer’s sword. The hilt has a mellow patina with traced of original gold wash; is tight; retains 100% original sharkskin grip and triple-strand wire. The blade is firm although the leather washer is gone. The 31 1/2-inch blade has never been cleaned and retains strong etching with some original frosting under a gray patina and slight salt & pepper spotting. It has never been sharpened and has a sharp point. The blade is Schnitzler & Kirschbaum Solingen marked with “IRON PROOF” on the spine. The black leather scabbard has expected crazing, but is solid and complete with all original mounts and screws. This is a great example of a rarely seen S&K M1850 Foot Officer’s sword. $1500.00

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U922. EMERSON & SILVER - M1850 MOUNTED INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD:  This is an Emerson & Silver Model 1850 Mounted Infantry Officer’s sword, which are rare comparted to the Foot Officer’s version.  Mounted Infantry Officer’s swords came with a metal scabbards whereas the Foot Officer’s scabbards were leather. The purpose of the scabbard was to protect the sword; as a result, this blade is in mint condition with a frosty etched blade. The hilt retains much of the original gold wash and 100% original shark skin grip and wire. To appreciate this sword, it should be displayed out of its scabbard! So, I am including a sword stand as well as free shipping. $1875.00

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U939. WAR OF 1812 – MOUNTED ARTILLERY OFFICER SABER:  This is a Mounted Artillery Officer saber which dated to the War of 1812.  It is English made with a very curved etched blade, which originally was blue with gold etching. All the bluing is gone, but you can see traced of original gold, and the etching is deep and crisp. The original and complete brass hilt is loose due to the shrinkage of the bone grip, which has both straight and diagonal checkering lines. This sword can be dated to the period of the War of 1812 because it is retailer marked: RICHARD & Co. New York City, and in business 1808-1816. They imported swords from Richards’ relative, gun and sword maker Henry Richard, London, England, as well as other English exporters.  Shipping is included! $975.00

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USCB01. WAR OF 1812 – MOUNTED ARTILLERY OFFICER BRASS SABER SCABBARD:  This is a War of 1812 brass Mounted Artillery Officer saber scabbard. It has a curve that can accept the above sword, but the sabers langets prevent it from completely seating. The throat piece is missing and there are some dents. Sold as is! $450.00

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U949. M1832 FOOT ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD – HORSTMANN. This is a M1832 Foot Artillery Short Sword. The blade design is similar to that made by Ames and is unmarked. The hilt is casted brass with no rivets and has casting flaws common to the sword, and retains the original leather blade washer. The scabbard is complete with some leather lose, but retains both brass mounts and is very solid. Early collectors mistakenly identified these as Confederate because of the crude casting, but these are believed to have been retained by Horstmann of Philadelphia. I have a mint example for sale, U834, complete with a mint scabbard and frog. This one is available for less. $1200.00

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A historical folder is included with the saber. To read, click on the above Missouri State seal.

U958. CENTE GARDE CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD – SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM – MISSOURI IDENTIFED: This newly discovered, and previous unknown, example of a Cente Garde Cavalry Officer’s saber recently surfaced out of Missouri. Currently it is the only known and confirmed example American Union carried example with the open guard design! Other 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, which is dated 1862, and French hallmarks at the base of the blade. However, this sword is etched Schuyler, Hartley & Graham New York leaving no doubt it is an American Civil War sword, and currently the only know example with this hilt and so marked. 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. This is the only known example of a 4-branch style Cente Garde saber retailed by, and marked: Schuyler, Hartley & Graham - New York. $7500.00

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U970. W. WALSCHIED NON-REGULATION INFANTRY OFFICERS’ SWORD BRITISH PATTERN, 1827 SMALL AMERICAN EAGLE DISK: This is a W. Walschied Non-Regulation Infantry Officers’ Sword British Pattern, 1827 Small American Eagle Disk in original untouched & uncleaned condition. The steel has great brown patina, is tight, and retains 100% original wire with center double-twisted wire and two outer straight strands. The blade is held tight with the original red felt washer and has strong frosty etching and is maker marked. The scabbard is original and also the same patina and is dent free.  The Small American Eagle Disk Pattern Non-Regulation officers’ sword is not common and is often missing from many collections. Shipping is included in this price. $895.00

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U971. HIGH-GRADE - VERMONT PRESENTATION SAUERBIER TYPE-3 CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER: This is a high-grade Sauerbier Type-3 Cavalry Officers Saber, which was presented to a Vermont Officers. The saber has a pewter grip with triple-strand wire; a guard with fancy chase work; a pommel cap with a pewter lady’s bust profile and a pewter U.S. Shield inscribed UNION; a brightly etched and frosty blade; and a scabbard with high-grade heavy mounts with pewter inlays. Between the throat piece and top mount is the presentation:

PRESENTED TO

 

CAPT CHARLES HUNSDON

 

Co. B Vt 11th Artillery by the men

 

bers of his Co. as a token of their

 

Confidence and Esteem Jany, 1863

Charles Hunsdon enlisted on 8/13/1862 as a Captain and on 9/3/1862 was commissioned into "B" Co. Vermont 1st Heavy Artillery and Mustered Out on 6/24/1865. He was promoted to Major 11/2/1863, Lt Colonel 9/2/1864, and Colonel 5/23/1865 as the unit’s commander. Originally mustered into U.S. Service as the 11th Vermont Volunteer Infantry in September 1862, it was officially redesignated as 1st Artillery, 11th Vermont Volunteers in mid - December 1862 and deployed to the capital is the defense of Washinton, D.C. However; in 1864, General Grant directed the unit to take the field of battle as an infantry unit and it saw action started at Spotsylvania Court House and staying in the fight until the end of the war becoming the Vermont’s most active combat unit. $9750.00

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U973. AMES MODEL 1840 ARTILLERY SABER, 1863: This is a M1840 Artillery Saber by Ames, dated 1863 and inspected A.D.K. It is all original and compete with the scabbard. The hilt is tight with 100% original leather that is black and brown in color with 100% original twisted wire. The pommel cap and guard have matching patina, and the guard is marked with the number 43. The original blade washer holds the 33-inch blade tight. The blade has never been cleaned or sharpened, but has a few small contact nicks; and has a gray shinny patina. The Ames mark is lightly stamped, but readable and the inspect date is faint on the number 3. The scabbard is double marked with the number 41 at its top; is dings or nick free, and has a smooth gray patina. Shipping included in this price. $995.00

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U974.PRESENTATION-GRADE SAUERBIER TYPE-1 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER, BRASS SCABBARD: This is a Presentation-Grade Sauerbier Type-1 Cavalry Officer’s saber, with a gold-washed brass scabbard. The type-1 heavy style hilt has very ornate chase work with much original gold wash and it tight, with a brown leather grip with triple-strand wire. The blade is held tight with the original leather blade washer, and has detailed light etching but no maker mark, which is not needed to identify the maker because of all the unique features of a Sauerbier product. The brass scabbard is complete with the original throat piece and high-grade large mounts and retains much of the original gold wash.  Simply a beautiful looking saber. $4600.00

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U976. OHIO IDENTIFED - COLLINS 1862 DATED - STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This Staff & Field officers sword belonged to Francis J. Meyer of Canton Ohio. At the age of 50, he enlisted on 12/25/1861 as a 1st Lieutenant in the 3rd Ohio Light Artillery Regiment and remained with this command until his resignation on 4/2/1864. His service included the battles of Shiloh; Corinth; Grand Gulf; Port Gibson; Raymond; Champion's Hill; Vicksburg; and Meridian. The sword is marked Collins & Co. Hartford, Conn and date stamped 1862. The eagle quillion hilt, grip and pommel cap have movement because the leather washer is missing, and one red stone eye is missing. The grip retains 100% original shark skin grip and triple-stand wire, and the inside guard and pommel cap have detailed chase work, and the blade etching is strong.  On the inside guard is stamped the name "F. J. MEYER" and on the drag is stamped "F.J. MEYR CANTON O". $2800.00

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U977. EMERSON & SILVER MADE – MILLER & CO. NEW YORK RETAILED SILVER PLATED NON-REGULATION OFFICERS SWORD:  This Non-Regulation Officers sword was made by Emerson & Silver and retailed by Miller & Company, New York. There are several features that identify the maker as Emerson & Silver; the grip shape, the Keystone mark on the blade, the tulip shape scabbard throat piece and the numbering on the mounts. The sword is high-grade with silver plated hilt and back strap and the silver-plated mounts and the fancy drag. The grip is 98% original shark skin with triple strand wire, and the original white buff leather washer hold the blade tight.  The blade is marked Miller & Co. New York with two etched panners with some pitting near the tip. The scabbard is complete with all mounts and screws, and detailed chase work. Emerson & Silver where in business 1860-1865 and had a New York City office 1860-1864. Miller (John) & Co. New York where in business 1863-1868 and sold presentation grade swords. It is rare to find a Miller retailed sword, especially one which it silver plated. $2900.00  

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U787. AMES MODEL-1832 FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD (1833): This is an Ames Model-1832 Foot Artillery Sword, dated 1833.  It was made during the second year of production (1833) and is one out of the first 4000 produced in the years 1832 & 1833. This is considered both a Mexican War and Civil War sword.  It is especially rare not only for its early production date, but its outstanding condition.  The hilt is tight, the blade is bright, rust free, and shows light period sharping. The underside of the guard is maker marked S. HUSE/ NEWBURYPORT with an inspection mark “C”. The blade is marked with the Ames Eagle over N.P. AMES Springfield, and UNITED STATES / 1833 / ?. The scabbard is solid with both original mounts and rivets, no breaks, light crazing with two areas of leather loss, but overall, near mint.  This is an amazing find. $2200.00

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U979. UNMARKED AMES - MODEL 1860 NAVAL CUTLASS & ORIGINAL SCABBARD: This is an unmarked Ames Model 1860 Naval Cutlass with the original scabbard. Both the US Navy and Army had a contract for this style cutlass and those where Ames marked; dated and inspected. However, many of the states placed orders and those blades most likely are void of maker or inspection marks. The cutlass blade is stamped with an anchor and is dated 1862, and shows period sharpening. The hilt is tight and the grip retains original leather and brass wire; which often is missing. The blade washer is a later addon and can be removed if desired. The leather scabbard is complete with reverse rivets and a brass upper mount with a brass frog stud and a brass drag. The brass fittings are believed to have been post-Civil War since the cutlass saw long periods of use even up until the Second World War. The leather is a little soft below the frog stud. I have priced this at a discounted price, which included shipping. $875.00

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U980. ROBY – M1840 NCO SWORD: This is a Roby M1840 NCO sword with a metal scabbard. This has been in a private collection for over 50 years and is fresh to the marker, and has never been cleaned or polished. This hilt is tight and has a dark muster patina with inspection mark “A.G.M’ on the guard. The blade was never sharpened and has an even dark gray patina, is Roby maker marked and inspected “U.S / 1864 / A.G.M”. The scabbard is metal with its original finished and brass mounts. The drag has several dings indicating the sword was carried, and is inspect marked “DFH”, and the frog pin is bent, but complete. The M1840 is a sword carried by senior NCOs and is common; however, it is nice to find one that is untouched with such rich patina. Shipping is included in this price. $575.00  

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