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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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    SCB01. AMES - M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD SCABBARD:  This scabbard is for an Ames M1850 Staff & Field sword with a blade up to 32 1/2 inches long. The steel is period blue with all the mounts, rings and screws, but no throat piece, and the mounts retain much original gold wash. I have tried several Ames M1850 Staff & Field blades in it and they have all fit. This price includes shipping and the sales is final. $1400.00

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    U566. CIVIL WAR NON-REGULATION CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER, BIRD-HEAD POMMEL: This is a rare version of a Civil War period Non-Regulation Cavalry Officer’s saber with a bird-head pommel. The grip is tight with 100% original shark skin wrap and triple wire, and the original white buff blade washer is complete. The blade is bright with frosty etching. The German silver scabbard is dent free and the mounts are complete with 90% original gold wash. $1700.00

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    U569. EMERSON & SILVER M1850 MOUNTED INFANTRY FOOT OFFICER’S SWORDS: 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. The blade on this sword is mint with outstanding etching! The scabbard is complete with all original mounts and has a gray patina. $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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    U653. EMERSON & SILVER – SILVER HILT FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD: This is a silver hilt Foot Officer’s sword, and though it is not maker marked we know it was made by Emerson & Silver because of the distinct shape of the grip; heavy guard; and lightly etched blade. The hilt is tight what all original wire and white buff blade washer. The blade is bright with no rust of nicks, but lightly etched. The scabbard is rare because it is steel covered with leather. Often, we see these scabbards with no leather because it did not adhere will to the metal. Also, the mounts are a higher quality with detail chase work. $1700.00

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    U693. SAUERBIER M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This M1850 Foot Officers sword is a product of Sauerbier from New Jersey and is marked as such, and has the distinct features associated with Sauerbier: the screw attaching the guard to the pommel cap and the unstopped fuller and black leather grip. The guard is tight with no movement. The pommel cap has additional chase-work around the rim; the grip is 100% complete with original triple strand wire. The nicely etched blade with the large U S is held tight with the original blade washer.  The scabbard has the flame designed top throat and simple mounts with a fancy a Sauerbier drag. It is dent free with nice patina. $1700.00

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    U726. M1850 MOUNTED INFANTRY OFFICER’ S SWORD:  A mounted infantry officer’s sword will have a metal scabbard, where the foot officer’s sword has a leather one. This is a M1850 Mounted Infantry Officer’s sword compete with its metal scabbard. It is Clauberg made and Schuler & Hartley, New York retailed. The hilt retains 100% original sharkskin grip with triple strand wire, has a fancy guard and pommel cap, and the original blade washer. The blade is bright with frosty etching. The metal scabbard has a nice patina and is dent free. $1200.00

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    U729. NEW YORK IDENTIFIED SWORD: This sword is identified to Captain William R. Wall, his name is inscribed on the reverse side of the scabbard top throat piece. He served in D” Company 152nd New York Infantry Regiment. He was 24, from Mohawk, NY and 11/3/1862 - 1/10/1863. During his service, the regiment served in the Provisional Brigade, Abercrombie’s Division, in defense of Washington.  Wall short service account for the fine condition of this sword. The hilt is tight and 100% original wire and sharkskin grip; The blade washer holds the mint blade tight; the etching is frosty to include the Schuyler Hartley & Graham maker mark. The scabbard is strong with some expected crazing with all original mounts and the reverse side of the top mount is marked Wm H Hall. A binder with military records included. $1900.00

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    U738. M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, PRESENTATION: LIEUTENANT C.S. COON, 12th NEW YORK INFANTRY: This sword is featured on page 387-388 of the book "Civil War Army Swords" by John H. Thillmann. The sword is a high-quality M1850 Staff & Field sword retailed by Willard & Hawley, Syracuse, N. Y. The blade is dated "1862" and is made with the typical Collins style sharkskin grip; hand engraved hilt; high-grade pommel cap; presentation on the blade, and a mint condition blue steel scabbard with gold-washed mounts. The presentation reads “Presented to Lieut C. S. Coon 12 Regt N.Y.S. Vol. by his Friends of Clay N. Y. Jan 1862.” The blade retains 100% original frosting. The sword is in near-mint condition and one of the best examples known. Charles Coon was 24 years old when he enlisted on 4/30/1861 as a Corporal and mustered into "H" Co. N.Y. 12th Infantry on 5/13/1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 10/20/1861 and discharged on 2/3/1862. The 12th New York Infantry Regiment "Onondaga Regiment" "Independence Guard" was organized at Elmira, N. Y, and mustered in for two years' State service on May 8, 1861 and mustered in for three months' United States service on 13 May, 1861. It Moved to Washington, D.C. via Harrisburg and Baltimore. Attached to Richardson’s Brigade, Tyler’s Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia and crossed the Potomac and moved towards Centreville, Virginia. On 18 July, 1861 it had its first engagement against Confederate troops at Blackburn’s Ford and lost several solders. At the Battle of Bull Run, the 12th was in reserve and suffered no losses. At Uptons Hill, 27 Aug, 1861 the unit lost one soldier killed in action. Lieutenant Coon service was short; but he was with the unit as it marched to the drums of war for the first battle of the Civil War. Here is a high-grade presentation M1850 Staff & Field sword in amazing condition, and is published in one of the most important reference books on Civil War Army swords. A binder with histrical information is included. $5800.00

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    U742. SAUERBIER ENLISTED CAVALRY SABER, TYPE 1: This is a Sauerbier enlisted saber, Type-1 and is identical to the one on page 336 & 337 of the book Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Saber by John Thillmann. It is complete and in excellent condition with its heavy plain guard; turned down pommel cap with the spanner nut; 100% original leather grip and wire; and unique unstopped fuller blade. The scabbard is all original with its large drag and no dents. This is a difficult saber to locate and will make a great addition of a cavalry display. $1300.00

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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 foliate scroll. 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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    U747.  SAUERBIER - M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD:  This M1850 Foot Officers sword made by Sauerbier from New Jersey and though it is unmarked, it has the distinct features associated with Sauerbier: the screw attaching the guard to the pommel cap; the unstopped fuller; the pommel cap nut, the etching style and the scabbard mounts.  The guard is the design with the small US in the center and it is tight with no movement. The pommel cap has additional chase-work; the leather grip has a little wear, but 100% triple-strand wire. The leather blade washer holds the blade tight. Also, it is frosty with outstanding etching to include Lady Justice holding a scale above her head and a large US on one side and military motif to with cross cannons, which could indicate the sword was for an artillery officer. The leather scabbard is compete with all original mounts and screws, which have nice patina, and shows what I believe is period work near the drag. $1000.00

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    U753. M1850 MOUNTED INFANTRY OFFICERS SWORD: This is a M1850 Mounted Infantry Officers sword. It differs from the Foot Officers sword in that is has a metal scabbard for carry while on a horse. These are not as common and are harder to find. This sword is a Clauberg made sword with light etching similar to Emerson & Silver. The hilt is tight with original sharkskin grip and wire. There is a little wear on the grip. The original blade washer keeps the 32-inch blade tight. The blade is free of nicks, rust of pitting and is etched with US and an American eagle with the E Pluribus Unum banner etched in the small fuller. The scabbard has a rich deep brown patina with brass mounts and brass rings. It is in great condition! $1100.00

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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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    U762.  SAUERBIER M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORDThis M1850 Foot Officers sword is a product of Sauerbier from New Jersey. It is marked as such on the blade, but hard to read due to scratched. The hilt has a US in the basket; the grip is black leather with triple-strand wire; the pommel-cap has a distinct Sauerbier shape with a screw attachment guard. Finally, the blade has the large block US and an unstopped fuller and is semi-frosty. The leather scabbard is complete with no breaks and has all original mounts. $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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    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. $8500.00

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    U772.  AMES M1840 CAVALRY SABER, DATED 1858: This Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber is United State government inspected and dated 1858, of which only 500 were produced and delivered by Ames. It was the lowest production for this model, and considering there use in the Civil War, the number of surviving examples is low. Additionally, this saber could have easily been in a Southern arsenal at the outbreak of the war. It is in near-mint condition. The brass has a nice even mustard color patina and the guard is tight, with 100% original leather and twisted wire. The pommel cap is inspection marked “W.A.T. & J H” and the blade washer is worn, but enough remains to keep the bright blade tight. The blade is Ames marked and inspected “US JH 1858.” The scabbard is dent free and has a nice even brown patina and inspected marked “J H” on the drag. $1600.00

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    U773. BUNTING – CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER: Bunting made sabers are very scare especially the officer’s saber; but scarcity does not equate to expensive. In 1852 through 1853 and again in 1858, Samuel C Bunting is listed as a hardware dealer in Philadelphia. Bunting Junior joined his father from 1859-1861 and they showed up in 1862 as a ‘manufacture of arms & military good, maker their swords an early war product. This is an unmarked version of their officer’s saber, and it conforms to the description on page 125-126 on the Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Saber book by John H. Thillmann. It is a Sauerbier hilt (guard & pommel cap) with a plan brown leather grip with single stand wire. The back side of the guard and the pommel cap a decorated elevating this saber to the officer’s version. The blade is unmarked and unetched, which was common on many of the early officer sabers. The scabbard is steel with the P shape drag.  This is a very affordable early Civil War Cavalry Officer’s saber. $1200.00

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    U776. PATTERN 1821 OFFICERS SWORD: The Pattern 1821 Officers sword was commonly used by state and militia infantry and artillery officers. This W. Clauberg marked blade has strong etching; displays well; is rust and nick free with 100% original grip and wire. The patina matches the scabbard. $750.00

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    U785. AMES - M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, HIGH-GRADE: This high-grade Ames M1850 Staff & Field sword is extremely minty with 100% of its shark-skin grip and wire, gold wash and frosty special etched blade. The etching is much different then the standard pattern often seen, and the scabbard throat piece is void of the standard Ames marking. The scabbard also has 100% gold wash and the body of the scabbard has a deep blue patina finish. $3100.00

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    U790. HIGH-GRADE PRESENTATION SWORD: This is a Staff & Field saber presented to Colonel William H. Allen. It has a very high-grade and ornate hilt with gem stones (rubies) in the pommel cap and the quillon, and a German-Silver grip with a Damascus blade. Much of the original gold wash is present on the hilt and within the Damascus blade etching. The blade shows some sharpening, which is a good indication this sword may have been carried and saw action in the first battle of the Civil War.

    The top mount presentation reads as follows

    From the Soldiers of the

    FIRST REGIMENT OF NEW YORK VOLS.

    TO

    Colonel Wm H. Allen

    AS A TRIBUTE

    of their affection & esteem,

    In Camp before Richmond, Va

    JUNE 1862

    Colonel William H Allen had a short, butcolorful career as a military officer, which began with the 1st New York Infantry Regiment. He organized this unit and took it into the first battle of the Civil War and saw combat at Big Bethel, Virginia. However, General Butler reported that Colonel Allen, with a small detachment of his men, had, without orders, burned a wheat field of some twenty-five acres belonging to a widow, which he had safeguarded, his only excuse being that they were getting the wheat. "For this wanton destruction and waste, he had the privates punished and the colonel arrested and held for trial, as such destruction and waste of the property of our enemies even, will disgrace us." Colonel Allen was shortly thereafter court martialed on six charges and cashiered. Still this did not stop him from serving the Union and he returned to New York and mustered into Field & Staff with the New York 7th Infantry National Guard for a period of 4-months as the units Pay Master and on the rolls with the 2nd Company. In September, 1862 Colonel Allen accepted a commission into Field & Staff NY 145th Infantry; however, he did not muster-in the required number of soldiers to warrant or obtain the commission. In fact, he never received the authority to raise troops. He remained with the unit as it moved south, but charges of drunkenness caused his muster-in to be canceled. Since Colonel Allen did not received a commission and was never completely mustered-in, the charges made in November 1862 for a court martial went nowhere. Yet he still was not done serving the military. It is not known what command or unit he was with in 1863, but he did have some involvement in quelling the Draft Riot in New York City. Records document an order requesting the Seventh Regiment to meet that evening, at their drill-rooms, at eight o'clock, to consult on the measures necessary to be taken in the present unexpected crisis, and another to the late two-years' volunteers then in the city, to report at the same hour in Grand Street, to Colonel William H. Allen, for temporary duty. Here is a very unique high-grade presentation sword with gem stones and history just as valuable. The large Burmese ruby alone has a value that exceeds $7000.00. $11,000.00

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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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    U794. PRESENTATION FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This presentation sword was given to Sergeant Charles B. Bowers by the Summit House Hospital Guards prior to a promotion to 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Veteran Reserve Corps. Bowers was a Sergeant in the 35th New York Infantry Regiment before his hospitalization. At the Summit House Hospital, he accepted a promotion to the Invalid Corps and received this sword as gift on March 16, 1863. Bowers would go on to serve in the 8th Reserve Corps, and as a Quarter Master in the 11th Reserve Corps. The sword was retailed by G. W. Simmons & Bros. Philadelphia, PA. with a Collins & Co. marked blade dated 1862.  It has a German Silver grip; shows little wear; has a highly chased pommel cap; and a bright with strong etching and light frosting. The scabbard is in mint condition with no damage and has all original mounts. The top mount presentation reads as follows

    Presented To

    SERGt C. B. BOWERS

    by

    Summit House Hospital Guards

    March16, 1863

    Here is a high-grade sword presented to a combat soldiers from New Yorks 35th Infantry regiment who continued to serve in the Invalid Corps as an officers in both the 8th and 11th Reserve Corps. Binder with completed records included.  $2800.00

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    U807. HORSTMANN – M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD, UNETCHED BLADE: This is a rare sword! It is a Model 1850 Foot Officers sword with an unetched blade retailed by Horstmann. The hilt is tight with 100% original black leather grip and twisted wire. The 31-inch blade is in near-mint condition with no etching and is Horstmann mark with the king’s head stamp. The scabbard is very solid and fits perfectly to the blade. Some believe the unetched blade indicates Marine Corps or a sword sold to the South; however, there is no proof to support this. The nice thing, it is not an expensive. $1200.00

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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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    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! $2900.00

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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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    U825. M1850 MOUNTED FOOT OFFICERS SWORD, EMERSON & SILVER – MINT: This M1850 Foot Officers sword is the mounted version with a metal scabbard. It was made by Emerson & Silver and has a screaming mint condition blade. The hilt shows some wear, but retains 100% original shark-skin grip and triple-strand wire. The blade is frosty mint with strong etching and the Emerson & Silver Key-Stone mark as well as the etched maker marks. The scabbard is bright steel with all marked #130 mounts and throat piece. It will be hard to improve with a better blade. Price well below its marked value, which is $2000 plus. $1500.00

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    U826. M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD:  How often do you see a Civil War M1850 Foot Officer’s sword in this condition under the $1200.00 price point? 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.  $800.00

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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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    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 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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    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. AMES (UNMARKED) - M1852 NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD: 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 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, and 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 in a design of an Irish Celtic Cross and the Ames style eagle. Ames made there standard scabbards with this sword; leather, shark-skin covered wood, and metal. This is the wood-lined shark skin cover version complete with all original mounts and screws. It is rare to find an unmarked Ames Naval Officer’s sword, and even rarer to find one with this style scabbard. $1800.00

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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. $1800.00

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    U852. AMES - M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, BROWN SCABBARDThis is a rare early example of the Ames M1850 Staff & Field sword with a brown scabbard. It is in great shape with 100% shark-skin grip and wire, 50%+ gold wash; a frosty etched blade; and a brown scabbard with all original mounts and screws. These are rarely seen for sale. $2900.00

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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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    ROBY – M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD

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    U860. SAUERBIER NON-REGULATION PATTERN 1821/22 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER:  This non-regulation saber must have been made or a mounted officer, artillery officer, or a cavalry officer because the blade is both long and heavy making 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. $3400.00

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    U861. HIGH-GRADE STAFF & FIELD SWORD – SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM: This is a high-grade Staff & Field sword by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham. They were known for their sales of high-end officers’ sword with unique etching and fancy scabbards. The hilt on this sword has additional chase work around the edges and the guard’s underside, and has an ornate pommel cap. The grip is white shark skin and is 100% complete with original double-strand wire. The original leather blade washer keeps the frosty etched blade tight. The blades etching includes the Schuyler, Hartley & Graham retailer mark, two horses and two officers, one looking through a telescope and the other standing besides, as well at a shield between the U S. On the other side is a Zouave soldier hold the American flag and an eagle with crossed flags. The mounts on the scabbard retain 100% original gold wash and are very ornate with chase work on both sides. This is an amazing sword! $3400.00

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    U862. AMES - M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD, HIGH-GRADEThis is one of the rarest Ames M1850 Foot Officer’s sword, of which only a few are known to exist. The hilt is very ornate with much chase work on the guard and 100% original sharkskin grip and twisted wire. The blade is frosty under a light gray patina with a few minor blemishes, and held tight with the original white buff leather blade washer. The sharkskin scabbard is extremely rare and is more unique with the high-grade fancy mounts, all with 100% original gold wash. This is a baby brother to the Ames Staff & Field sword: Item U771. $3900.00

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    U864. HORSTMANN & SONS – GEBRUDER WEYERSBERG STAMPED, MODEL 1832 SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD: This is a unique and rare find! It is a Gebruder Weyersberg stamped model 1832 short artillery sword retailed by Horstmann. The blade is in excellent condition with a few dark spots, but no pitting, rust or nicks. The brass cast hilt is well done, including the fine stripping of the cruciform guard disk and well chased eagle; however, the hilt-jointing effort along the side is crude and unfinished. Some might mistake this for being Confederate, but the Southern copies have dimples in the guard from castings made from an Ames sword.  These swords were sold to the U.S. Government, or state or local militia artillery units during the American Civil War. There is no scabbard. $650.00  

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    HORSTMANN & SONS – MODEL 1832 SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD

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    U867. AMES MODEL 1834 OFFICERS’ SWORD: INFANTRY, ARTILLERY AND ORDNANCEThis is a standard Model 1834 Officers’ sword with the typical boat-shell guard with the beaded knuckle-bow and silver wire-impressed grip. Since it is the sword used by officers on infantry, artillery and ordnance, it has a leather scabbard with gilt mounts. The top mount has a button for carry in a frog and matched the middle mount in design. The drag is unique with similar bands on top, but a fancy pattern in its center. The leather is strong with no breaks and expected crazing. The hilt is tight and the original brown leather blade washer keep the blade tight. The blade is etched with Ames markings, the American eagle on both side, “US” and crossed cannons, which may signify artillery. The blade is frosty, has some dark spots, but no pitting. The availability of this style sword is limited because it is pre-Civil War, yet there are Civil War period images with officers carrying this sword.  $1800.00

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    U869. USC ETCHED - CAVALRY OFFICER SABER:  This cavalry officer's saber is unique and in that it is etched USC for United State Cavalry, which indicates it was carried by an officer assigned to an United States unit, not a state. The saber has the standard hilt, which still retains some gold wash, 100% original shark skin grip and twisted wire. The blade etching shows wear, but is strong. The scabbard is a plan basic field design. $1800.00

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    U876. EMERSON & SILVER M1840 NCO SWORD: This Emerson & Silver M1840 NCO sword has a brass hilt with a 32-inch blade, but no scabbard. The guard is inspection marked DFH, the blade is Emerson & Silver maker marked with matching DFH inspection mark, and 1863 date. Comparable swords sell for $250.00. Shipping is included with this price. $185.00

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    U877. EMERSON & SILVER M1840 MUSICIAN SWORD SCABBARD: I don't often find a loose scabbard for the M1840 Musician sword, but this one showed up at the Franklin, TN show. It is 29 inches long with a metal body covered with brown leather, and both has original mounts.  Emerson & SIlver only made leather covered metal scabbards for both the M1840 musician sword and M1840 NCO swords. There is a little leather loose near and above the drag, and a gray spot of paint on the back side. Othewise a very nice scabbard, and it does properly fit the muscian sword. This price includes shipping. $275.00

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    U879. AMES M1832 FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD/SCABBARD/WHITE BUFF LEATHER BELT & BUCKLE, 1842 DATED: It is rare to find a Complete Ames M1832 foot artillery sword with the original scabbard, belt and buckle in near-mint condition. The sword is inspected UNITED STATED 1842 JCB and N.P. Ames Springfield under an eagle with W.A.T. in the cross guard. The blade is minty and reflective under a light spotty patina and the hilt has a brown-mustard patina. The scabbard is complete with no breaks, and the white buff leather belt is in near-mint condition with the original buckle. Simply one of the bet complete examples I have had in a while. $2700.00

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    U880. AMES MODEL 1860 CAVALRY SABER - 1865 DATED: This Ames Model 1860 cavalry saber has great eye appeal with untouched patina; 100% original leather grip and twisted wire; orignal blade washer; a pommel cap marked ADK; an Ames marked blade inspected US JF 1865; and JF marked on the scabbard drag. $575.00

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    U878. EMERSON & SILVER – SILVER HILT STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORDThis is a silver hilt Staff & Field Officer’s sword, and though it is not maker marked we know it was made by Emerson & Silver because of the distinct shape of the grip; heavy guard; and lightly etched blade. The hilt is tight what all original wire and a replaced blade washer. The blade is bright with no rust of nicks, but lightly etched. The scabbard is brown metal with brass mounts and drag, which are all complete. $1700.00

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