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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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U569. EMERSON & SILVER M1850 MOUNTED INFANTRY FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD - MINT BLADE: This is a M1850 Foot Officer’s sword with a metal scabbard making it a Mounted Infantry Officer’s version. The hilt has much of the original gold wash; 100% original shark skin and a fancy pommel cap., and the blade on this sword is mint with outstanding etching! The scabbard is complete with all original mounts and has a gray patina. $1995.00

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CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER – MICHIGAN or PENNSYLVANIA IDENTIFIED

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U636. SAUERBIER - M1850 MOUNTED FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This is a Sauerbier M1850 Mounted 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 a little dark with a salt & pepper patina that makes the etching pop! The metal scabbard is dent free and has a distinct Sauerbier drag. Hard to find a Sauerbier sword in this condition under $2000.00.  $1800.00

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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. $1400.00

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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. $2500.00

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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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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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U887. M1850 STAFF & FIELD – FOOT OFFICER SWORD: This sword has a large guard common to a Staff & Field sword, but without the US, and is often called a Foot Officers sword. In fact, it could be considered as both since many Staff & Field officers and Foot Officers carried this style sword. The sword hilt has a mellow mustard colored patina and is tight; the sharkskin grip and twisted wire are 100% complete; the original white buff leather blade washer holds the 30 3/4-inch blade firm, and the etched is strong and frosty with no maker or retailer marks. The scabbard is original with all brass mounts and screws with matching chase work and is compete and strong with expected crazing, leather loss and shrinkage on the reverse side. Overall, this is an excellent example, and the price includes shipping and insurance. $1250.00

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U894. AMES M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This Ames Model 1850 Staff & Field sword is unique because the blade is void of etching and the scabbard has a unique modification. The lack of etching is the result of one of two possible scenarios: either the etching was rubbed off while cleaning by the original officers, or the sword was Confederate captured and the etching was removed at the same time the scabbard was modified. The sword shows wear from being carried, and the hilt is tight with original grip and twisted wire, but no blade washer. The blade is totally unetched; has period nicks and sharpening, and is tight. The Ames marked scabbard is complete with all mounts, but is missing the drag screw, and the top mount has been modified by adding a retention spring and top mount screw. This modification is very well done and had to be completed as a shop, not in the field. $1400.00

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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 standard M1850 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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94th OHIO IDENTIFED – AMES M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD

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    HIGH-GRADE CLAUBERG PRESENTATION SWORD - CAPTAIN JOHN F. SNYDER, 214TH PA VOLUNTEERS INFANTRY

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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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    HIGH-GRADE CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION SWORD, POST-WAR PRESENTED

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    AMES M1840 MUSICIAN’S SWORD

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