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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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U457. M1850 MOUNTED INFANTRY OFFICERS SWORD: This is a M1850 Mounted Infantry Officers sword that has a crudely cast guard, which appears to be sand cast with many flaws, and a flat sided quillion, which is common to a Confederate sword. The pommel cap also has flaws, but is solid cast. On the face side of the guard below the blade is carved the letter “B”, which is right beside a casting flaw. The grip is well made and retains 100% of the twisted double-strand wire, and 100% original leather.  The blade is free of nicks; never sharpened or cleaned, and is slightly dark with strong Union etching. The steel scabbard is complete with all original brass mounts. There is a high probability the hilt is Confederate made, but captured before being put into use, and later sold to a Northern retailer and placed on a Union sword. Shipping & Insurance included. Priced well below marked value. $1325.00

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U923. TIFFANY PRESENTATION-GRADE AUSTRIAN HEAVY CAVALRY SABER: This is a very sophisticated designed saber with a slightly curved blade with a large cup-shape hilt; most likely Solingen made, but retailed by Tiffany. It is a high-grade saber with an intricate pattern chiseled into the guard with a unique cut-out design. The blade is Tiffany marked with bright frosted etching, and in a steel scabbard. There is a similar example featured on page 436 of the book: Civil War Cavalry & Artillery sabers by John H. Thillmann. Tiffany swords are very desirable, and this is a very rare cavalryofficers’ saber! Shipping & Insurance included. Shipping & Insurance included. $3900.00

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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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U957. HIGH – GRADE / PRESENTATION QUALITY / STAFF & FIELD SWORDS: This is an outstanding example of a High – Grade / Presentation Quality Staff & Field sword! The fancy German Silver grip is in near perfect condition except for a small ding on top, and the guard and pommel cap are tight. The “Key Stone” stamp at the base of the blade identified the sword maker as “Emerson & Silver” New Jersey and the retailer was “Henry Folsom” St. Louis Mo. Henry Folsom was in business 1860-1864 and advertised military good and presentation swords in 1863. The officers who purchased this sword wanted to invest in the outward appearance of the hilt and scabbard. The hilt had enhanced chase work on the pommel cap and inside guard, and a ruby eye eagle head quillon; both stones are original. The scabbard has high grade medallion mounts with the American eagle on the top, a panoply of arms in the middle with a UNION on the center ribbon, and a standing soldier and flags on the drag. To offset the cost, the blade etching is very simple. One side is entirely void of etching and on the other is a spread eagle with 10 stars to each side for a total of 20. The stars represent the twenty free Union states: Maine, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, California, Nevada, and Oregon.  The Union refers to the national government of the United States of America during the Civil War (1861-1865) made up of twenty free states and four border. This is an outstanding sword! $5900.00

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U960. RARE - SAUERBIER NON-REGULATIONPATTERN 1821/22 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER: This non-regulation saber must have been made for a mounted officer, artillery officer, or a cavalry officer because the blade is both long and heavy, which made it a very serviceable saber. The non-regulation hilt retains 100% original gilt and 100% original leather and triple-strand wire. The Sauerbier marked blade has deep strong etching with much original frosting under a nice gray patina. The steel scabbard is in near-mint condition and is decorated with the flame throat piece, panoply of arms and the skull and crossbones ring mounts, and the large drag. $2700.00

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U963. WESTERN FRONTIER – INDIAN WAR PERIOD, CLIP - POINT BOWIE: This is a Western Frontier – Indian War period Clip-point Bowie, which was made from a #12 meat cleaver made by H. Ehrlich & Son / St. Joseph Mo. as marked on the blade.  A blacksmith did an outstanding job converting a meat cleaver into a large fighting knife with a strong leather sheath.  H. Ehrlich & Son may have been in business during the Civil War, but can only find a commercial date of 1870. The knife is 17 1/2 inches long with a 6-inch walnut slabbed grip; 5-inch S-Guard; 11 1/4 X 2 3/8-inch-wide blade with a 5 ½ inch clip-point. The blade has great filing marks and was period sharpened, and there are filling marks on the wood where it was shaped. A steel cross-guard and ferrule were added and have matching patina to the blade. The grip is tight with two original steel pins. The sheath fits perfect to the blade, has 100% stitching and three period brass rivets. The patina is simply great! $2400.00

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U965. MODEL - 1840 MEDICAL STAFF OFFICER'S SWORD - UNMARKED AMES: This is an unmarked Ames Model 1840 Medical Staff Officer's sword, which most likely was sold to another retailer.  It has the large shield-shaped langets with “MS” in silver Old English letters on the obverse, and a blank reverse and a cast eagle in an oval. The star pattern matches other Ames swords with the single star above the other 12. The hilt and blade are tight with a red felt washer. The blade is 31 inches long with frosty etching and U.S.M.S. in the center panel and an Ames pattern eagle with a raised beak on the reverse. The scabbard is a plan design with a fancy brass throat, two brass rope-rings on the top mount, and a single plan brass ring on the middle mount, which most likely was field replaced, and the original brass drag. Its original brown finish scabbard show wear with several nicks and dings, but did excellent job of protecting the blade.  No doubt the sword was carried on the field of battle and saw service during the Civil War.  Shipping & Insurance included. $1400.00

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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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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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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.

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U987. MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD, HIGH-GRADE HILT: This is a Model 1850 Foot Officers sword with a High-Grade hilt. The hilt on this sword is a higher quality designed often found on special order swords retailed by dealers like Tiffany, Ball & Black, Bailey & Co. and Horstman. The guard is larger than the standard version with more detail & designed casting, and a fancy pommel cap. This grip retains 95% of the original shark skin and 100% original twisted wire. The blade is maker marked with F.H within a dot oval: F. Horster, Solingen. It has very strong etching with some original frosting under a gray patina. The scabbard was professionally restored some time ago and has all original brass mounts. $1300.00

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U989. MANSFIELD & LAMB MODEL 1860 CAVALRY SABER - 1862: This is an early was Model 1860 cavalry saber bu Mansfield & Lamb dated 1862 and inspected U.S/GGS./1862. These early sabers are very collectable and not as common as those dated 1864 & 1865. The hilt is tight with 100% original leather and twisted brass wire, and has nice untouched patina. The blade is maker marked and inspected with a grayish patina and few contact nicks, but never sharpened, and have the original leather washer. The scabbard is complete with a few dings and dents and a small hole by the drag which looks to have been made by a solder to allow water to drain. Overall, a good example of an early Civil War M1860 Cavalry saber. Shipping is included. $875.00

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U992. 1ST CONNECTICUT HEAVY ARTILLERY ID'ED FOOT OFFICERS SWORD:  This sword belonged to Lieutenant Nelson B. Gilbert of the 1st. Connecticut Heavy Artillery. The characteristics of the sword indicate that it most likely was made by Sauerbier. The leather grip and twisted wire, as well as the hilt and pommel cap, are 100% original and tight. The blade shows wear, but the etching is strong. The original top-stitched leather scabbard has crazing, but is strong and firm, and retains all original mounts, which show a high copper content. The top mount is engraved as follows:

Lt N B Gilbert

1st Arty C V

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On 5/22/1861, Gilbert  was commissioned into "H" Co. CT 1st Heavy Artillery and was discharged on 2/15/1864. On 10/27/1864 he was commissioned into CT 3rd Light Artillery and Mustered Out on 6/23/1865 at Virginia. His unit was heavy involved in several engagements throughout the war. $2500.00

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U995. HIGH-GRADE POST - CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION SWORD - COMPANY A “CHARLESTOWN CADETS” 5TH REGIMENTS M.V.M: This is an amazing High-Grade post - Civil War Presentation sword attributed to the “Charlestown Cadets” Boston Massachusetts. The 5th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia was a peacetime infantry regiment that was activated for federal service in the Union army for three separate tours during the American Civil War. In the years immediately preceding the war and during its first term of service, the regiment consisted primarily of companies from Essex County as well as Boston and Charlestown. The sword is an ornate staff & field sword with a German silver grip; gold washed guard and pommel cap in a German silver scabbard with high-grade fancy mounts.  The top mount is etched “CC” for Charlestown Cadets, and on the reversed side between the mounts if the presentation:

Presented to Captain H. C. Cutter by the

Charlestown Cadets and Friends

May 24th 1869

Cutter entered service as a Private and promoted to Corporal in the “H” company, 5th Regiment M.V.M. during the latter part of the Civil War for an enlistment of 100 Days. He would remain with the unit and promote to Captain of the Charlestown Cadets. Shipping is included. $6550.00

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A103. STAFF & FIELD SWORD - CLAUBERG: This is a Staff & Field Sword made by Clauberg, Solingen. The basket hilt has a unique quillion design and is tight with no movement, and the sharkskin grip is 100% complete with triple-strand wire. The etching is a readable but worn, and the blade has a gray patina. The scabbard has an even brown finish with all original brass mounts and throat piece. Overall, a nice look Staff & Field sword. Shipping included. $1750.00

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A114. CIVIL WAR - 1860 STAFF SWORD – UNMARKED SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM: This is a Civil War period Model 1860 Staff sword similar the those retailed by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham.  It is identical in design to the sword featured on pages 148 -149 of John H Thillmann’s book Civil War American Sword. This is a French import. It is maker marked with the “FBD” arranged around a Greco-Roman helmet with a sword. This mark represents a fine military goods dealer located in Paris: F. Delecour. The blade is 29 inches long by 3/4 inch with a panoply of arms, cannons, flags and foliate design to the end. It has 100% original shark-skin grip and 100% original wire. The sword retains the original retention button, which hold the clam-shell reverse guard in place. The scabbard is original with 2 top-rings mounts and the plan drag used ion Civil War M1860 Staff swords. Shipping and Insurance included. $1300.00

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A119. MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, FROSTY-MINT ETCHED BLADE: This M1850 Staff & Field sword has 33-inch bright frosty-mint etched blade with US on one side and the American eagle on the other side, and marked IRON PROOF on the top spine. The large US basket guard has 80% original gold wash and the shark-skin grip and triple wire is 100% original. The original leather blade washer keeps the blade and guard tight with no movement. There is no maker mark, but the shape of the blade looks to be American made. The scabbard has a deep rich brown patina on the steel body, and a deep gold/brown patina on the mounts, which are highlighted with fancy chase work. This Staff & Field sword is totally untouched and in outstanding condition.  Shipping & Insurance is included, and since this sword needs to be displayed with the blade out I will include a free sword stand. $2075.00

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A120. MODEL 1860 - CAVALRY OFFICERS’ SABER – CHATELLERAULT, FRANCE: In the Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers book by John Thillmann, there is a great writeup on the cavalry officer sabers from Chatellerault, France. Many of these were imported for sale to Union officers, and the key to identifying a saber retained in American vs France is the scabbard ring mounts. American scabbards will have two rings where the French used one ring. This saber is the lighter version with a thinner lighter blade and a grip with a center swell indicative to a model 1860 saber. The ornate brass hilt and pommel cap are tight with no movement, and the grip is 100% original sharkskin with twisted brass wire. The original leather blade washer holds the frosty blade tight. It is etched with intricate foliate and panoply of arms, and the etched spin and ricasso are maker marked. Scabbards for this saber came in a variety of styles, one of which was plain steel enlisted version, and it would be found with an inspected drag. This is an outstand example of a Chatellerault, France Cavalry Officers’ saber carried by a Union officer during the American Civil War. This is prices well below market value and will be a great addition to any collection! Shipping and Insurance included. $950.00

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A121. AMES M1860 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER HILTED - SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM RETAILED: One of the rarest and most sought-after swords is the Ames M1860 Cavalry Officer’s saber, and it is often missing from most advance collections. Even more rare, is an unmarked specimen sold to an independent retailer. Most likely, this 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, and the blade if full length to the scabbard, which is period. The blade is Schuyler, Hartley & Graham retailer marked and etched. The scabbard is in great condition with a few minor dings and all mounts, and only missing the screw for the drag. The pommel cap and guard are a little loose, and there is some missing wood, and shark-skin near the pommel cap. The hilt is identical to the one depicted on page 87 of John Thillmann’s book Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers, and the scabbard in identical to the one depicted on page 90. This appears to be an Ames M1860 Cavalry originally made for the 1861 US Ordnance contract, but had an issue with the blade and was sold off and retailed by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham. Cavalry officer’s swords are rare, and scarcer is the Ames saber. However, since it is not 100% Ames its value is less and more reasonably priced. $1900.00

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