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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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UC01. RARE - AMES M1850 MOUNTED OFFICERS SWORD - UNETCHED: This is a rare Ames M1850 Mounted Officers sword with a totally unetched blade which is void of any Ames maker mark.  It is extremely scarce to find an Ames Mounted Officers sword, and one with no maker mark may be an indication this sword was part of the contact sold to the state of Virginia. The hilt is tight with 100% original sharkskin grip and wire, and retain 90% original gold wash. The guard is solid casted brass with no seam, which makes it a mounted version. The 30 1/2-inch blade is bright with no rust, pitting or blemishes.  For the Ames collector, this is a difficult variant to find, and the fact the scabbard is missing gives you an opportunity to add this to a collection at a fraction of the swords full value. $775.00

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U494. CLAUBERG CAVALRY OFFICER'S SABER with GERMAN SILVER HILT & SCABBARD: This is a high-grade/presentation quality sword, which shows evidence of being carried into battle.  It is a Clauberg product and shows the quality for which they are known.  The brass has taken on a deep rich reddish-brown patina. The German silver grip is 100% original. The guard is missing its two branched, which were either sheared off by being struck by some type of ordinance or a fall by the rider. The original blade washer holds the 35 1/2-inch blade tight. The blade has an even gray patina, which enhances the blades superb etching. The German silver scabbard retains its original wood liners which keeps the blade from rattling.  All the mounts are complete with original screws and have beautiful chase work! The scabbard alone is worth $1500.00 by itself. $1900.00

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U636. SAUERBIER - M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This is a Sauerbier M1850 Foot Officers sword. It has all the distinct features found on a Sauerbier sword: a unique pommel cap screw; an unstopped fuller; a standard guard design with a US in the center; a chased-worked pommel cap; a leather grip with triple strand wire; and a large U. S. in block-style lettering. The etched blade is 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. $1575.00

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U761. AMES M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD: This Ames M1850 Foot Officer’s sword is complete with the original leather scabbard. The hilt still has a good amount of gold wash on the guard, but not on the pommel cap. The grip has some shrinkage but has 100% original shark skin with double-strand twisted wire. The original white buff blade washer keeps the sword tight. The blade is bright and shows much original frosting with no nicks; however, is pitted at the base of the blade due to moister from exposure near the top of the scabbard. The Ames maker mark is faint, but with magnification you can see it. The original scabbard is complete with some crazing and has all original mounts and screws. The top mount is Ames maker marked. With other Ames sword selling for over $1200.00, this is an outstanding buy! In fact, the scabbard alone is worth it! $995.00

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U704. 1862 DATED - M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORDS: This M1850 Foot Officer’s sword was assembled and retailed in New York City by the silversmith Fellows & Co. It is a high-quality sword with a Collins 1862 dated blade and has very detailed etching. The hilt and pommel cap are attractive with traces of gold wash and a nice patina. The shark skin grip and wire are original and 100% complete. The red felt blade washer keeps the 31-inch blade tight. The blade is stamped Collins made and dated 1862 and etched Fellows & Co New York. It is frosty with strong etching to include: US, an eagle with an "E Pluribus Unum" ribbon, “In Union there is Strength” and “Liberty or Death.” The blade was never sharpened and is nick free. The metal scabbard has a nice brown patina and retains its fancy mounts. Simply a beautiful look sword! $2300.00

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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 foliatescroll. 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 arainbow 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. $5500.00

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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. $995.00

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U752. EMERSON & SILVER, RISING PHOENIX - SILVER HILT S&F SWORD, STEEL SCABBARDThis Emerson & Silver, rising Phoenix hilt with a silver hilt is a difficult sword to find, and is often missing from many collections. This example has a heavier guard then those with a leather scabbard. The sword shows evidence ofbeing carried with light wear on the scabbard and a small nick on the period sharpened blade. The rising Phoenix hilt was produced by two New Jersey sword makers: Emerson & Silver and Sauerbier. Of the two, Emerson & Silver had a heavier brass guard. The hilt is tight, the German silver grip retains the original wire, and the leather blade washer keeps the etched blade tight. The blade is maker marked Emerson & Silver Trenton NJ with the trade mark Keystone stamp, and etched with a slanted US. The scabbard is 100% complete with original finish and mounts. The mounts have outstanding chase work to include US on the throat piece. $2200.00

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U758. SAUERBIER M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is a Sauerbier M1850 Staff & Field sword. It shows evidence of being carried, but not abused. The hilt it tight with 100% original leather with triple-strand wire and traced of gold wash. The blade is Sauerbier maker marked with very nice etching and some original frosting, and no nicks or rust. The original scabbard has a gray to light brown patina, and all original mounts. $2100.00

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U770.  AMES M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD. This is an early Ames M1850 Staff & Field sword complete with its original scabbard. The hilt and pommel cap are tight and the grip is 100% original sharkskin and double twisted wire. Traces of original gold wash is present. The blade washer is complete and holds the blade tight. The blade has much original frosting with some area of surface pitting and wear along the blades high points. The US is the early block-letter design and is strong as is the Ames maker marks. The scabbard is the blue steel version complete with all original mounts. Overall, a great sword. $2495.00

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U771. AMES M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, HIGH-GRADE: This is an example of a special-order Ames M1850 Staff & Field sword. Its condition is extremely minty with 100% of its shark-skin grip and wire, gold wash and frosty mint 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.  If you are looking for a mint example of an Ames M1850 Staff & Field sword, this is it! $3500.00

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U779. PRESENTATION GRADE – M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD with GERMAN SILVER SCABBARD WITH FANCY MOUNTS. This presentation grade M1850 Staff & Field sword is a high-quality sword with a fancy German-Silver scabbard. It has an upgraded hilt and pommel cap with ornate chase work. The grip is 100% original shark skin with triple wire. There is a little movement in the hilt. The original blade washer holds the 30 1/4-inch blade tight. It is doubled Clauberg marked with both the knights stamp and the fully spelled name. Also, it is retailer marked Evans & Hassell Phila. This mark is very rare to find because they were only in business during the war 1859-1866 and made presentation swords. The blade has an even gray patina with standard etching. The scabbard is so unique that I have yet to find another example like it, thought there must be others. It is German Silver with brass mounts with the rings held by hands. There a small dent below the middle mount with a half-inch stress crack on the other side. Overall, very unique! $2300.00

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U782. SAUERBIER M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAYS. This is a Sauerbier M1850 Staff & Field sword with Mother-of-Pearl inlays in the pommel cap. As with other Sauerbier swords this was a very fancy piece. From the amount of wear, it is obvious this was carried and saw some action. If it could only speak. The hilt is tight with great chase work on the guard and pommel cap. The cap has a mother-of-pearl inlay on top and a large one in the heal, which is embellished with 12 stars. The blade is a little tired and the etching is faint, but it is there, and are no nicks or pitting. The scabbard is very fancy with high-end mounts. $2400.00

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U783. AMES - MODEL 1840 ARTILLERY OFFICERS’ SABER - TYPE 2 - VARIANT: This Ames Model 1840 Artillery Officers’ saber is a newly discovered Type-2 variant, that may be a late Civil War, early post war or Indian War period piece. It is one of the rarest Civil War sabers and may be one of the 20 the Ordnance Department purchased near the end of the Civil War because the guard is inspected, or it could be a private purchase sword. The guard and pommel cap are the standard M1840 Artillery saber design without fancy chase work, and the guard is inspection marked J.C.W. The pommel cap and tang have not been disturbed, which indicates that the blade is original to the hilt. The grip is high-grade ray-skin with double-strand twisted brass wire. The blade is marked “Ames Mfg Co Chicopee Mass” with US, an eagle, and Tecumseh with a raised tomahawk. The blade washer is original and hold the blade tight. The steel scabbard fits perfectly to the blade and is the same design found on the enlisted saber. I believe this is a lower-grade field version of the Ames M1840 Artillery Officers’ saber, which is rare in itself. If you have been looking for an Ames M1840 Artillery Officers’ saber under the $9000.00 price range, here is the one for you! $5495.00

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U784. ISLAND NO.10 SIDE KNIFE: This side knife is from the Battle of Island Number 10. It may have been carried by one of the islands Confederate defenders, but I suspect it belong to a Union Sailor assigned to one of the many vessels involved in the assault.  This knife is 10 inches with a 4-inch carved ivory grip complete with the brown leather sheath. The knife is tight with a steel guard and a brass butt-plate. The carved grip says: ISLAND or the right side and NO. 10 on the left and has cross-hatch carving on both sides. This is a rare and unique Civil War knife tied to the battle forIsland No. 10. $1500.00

The Battle of Island Number Ten was an engagement at the New Madrid or Kentucky Bend on the Mississippi River during the American Civil War, lasting from February 28 to April 8, 1862. The position, an island at the base of a tight double turn in the course of the river, was held by the Confederates from the early days of the war. It was an excellent site to impede Union efforts to invade the South by the river, as ships had to approach the island bows on and then slow to make the turns. For the defenders, however, it had an innate weakness in that it depended on a single road for supplies and reinforcements. If an enemy force managed to cut that road, the garrison would be isolated and eventually be forced to surrende

Union forces began the siege in March 1862, shortly after the Confederate Army abandoned their position at Columbus, Kentucky. The Union Army of the Mississippi under Brigadier General John Pope, made the first probes, coming overland through Missouri and occupying the town of Point Pleasant, Missouri, almost directly west of the island and south of New Madrid. Pope's army then moved north and soon brought siege guns to bear on New Madrid. The Confederate commander, Brig. Gen. John P. McCown, decided to evacuate the town after only one day of heavy bombardment, moving most of his troops to Island No. 10, abandoning his heavy artillery and most of his supplies.

Two days after the fall of New Madrid, Union gunboats and mortar rafts sailed downstream to attack Island No. 10. Over the next three weeks, the island's defenders and forces in the nearby supporting batteries were subjected to a steady bombardment by the flotilla, mostly carried out by the mortars. At the same time, the Union forces at New Madrid were digging a canal across the neck of land east of the town to bypass Island No. 10. Several transports were sent to the Army of the Mississippi when the canal was finished, which provided the army with a way to cross the river and attack the Confederate troops on the Tennessee side.

Pope persuaded Flag Officer Andrew Hull Foote to send a gunboat past the batteries, to assist him in crossing the river by keeping off any Southern gunboats and suppressing Confederate artillery fire at the point of attack. The USS Carondelet, under Commander Henry Walke, slipped past the island on the night of April 4, 1862. This was followed by the USS Pittsburg, under Lieutenant Egbert Thompson two nights later. With the support of these two gunboats, Pope was able to move his army across the river and trap the Confederates opposite the island, who by now were trying to retreat. Outnumbered at least three to one, the Confederates realized their situation was hopeless and decided to surrender.

At about the same time, the garrison on the island surrendered to Flag OfficerFoote and the Union flotilla.

The Union victory marked the first time the Confederate Army lost a position on theMississippi River in battle. The river was now open to the Union Navy as faras Fort Pillow, a short distance above Memphis. Only three weeks later, New Orleans fell to a Union fleet led by David G. Farragut, and the Confederacy was in danger of being cut in two along the line of the river.

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U788. HORSTMANN NON-REGULATION PATTERN 1821 OFFICERS SWORD: This is a Horstmann Non-Regulation pattern 1821 Officers sword. The two-branch hilt is similar to a cavalry guard, but the blade is straight and the overall weight is lighter then a saber. The hilt is tight with 100% original leather and double-stand wire. The 31-inch blade is held tight with the original black leather blade washer, and is etched with the Horstmann retailer mark, US and the American eagle. The blade has some salt & pepper spots with a good amount of original frosting and is rust and nick free. The original scabbard is dent free and fits like a glove. All metal has matching patina. This is a sword often carried by state artillery officers. Where else can you find a Civil War pattern sword for under $900.00.Free Shipping with this new lowered price $575.00

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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 presentationsword with gem stones and history just as valuable. The large Burmese ruby alone has a value that exceeds $7000.00.  $12,500.00

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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. $3100.00

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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.  $2900.00

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U798. AMES M1832 FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD - 1845:  This Ames Model 1832 Foot Artillery sword is dated 1845 and is consider a two-war sword: The Mexican – American War and the American Civil War. On August 26, 1844 the Ordnance Department ordered 1,000 of these swords which were delivered on May 12, 1845 prior to the outbreak of hostilities with Mexico. The sword would later see action in the war against the South. As with the Confederate version, these are one of my favorite swords because of its unique appearance similar to a Roman Gladius. Often you find the blade polished bright on these swords and they look nice, but give me a blade with 150-years of patina. The hilt is tight with no movement and has a deep mustard-brown patina; the guard is double inspected W.A.T & N.W.P. and the blade has a brown-gray patina, a little sharpening and a few small nicks, and a very sharp point. The blade is maker marked N.P. AMES CABOTSVILLE below the eagle and inspected U. S. 1845 N.W.P. on the opposite side. The scabbard is original to the sword and retains both mounts and is missing one rivet on the throat piece.  The drag is double stamped MS for the state of Massachusetts. The scabbard leather is strong and solid with crazing and a bend-crack in the middle but no break. This is a lot of sword and priced at an Arizona Sword bargain.  $975.00

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U799. AMES M1832 FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD – 1859:  This Ames M1832 Foot Artillery sword has evidence of being carried in war because the blade has been period sharpened and there is some light pitting making it a little difficult to discern the date.  It looks like 1859 with a full loop of a nine; However, there is no known delivery date of this sword in that year and if it is an 1859 sword it would be a newly discovered example. Ames received an order for 1000 of these swords on March 19, 1958 and Ames provided 500 on February 18, 1860. This sword with a date of 1859 most likely was in that shipment. As with the Confederate version, these are one of my favorite swords because of its unique appearance similar to a Roman Gladius. Often you find the blade polished bright on these swords and they look nice, but give me a blade with 150-years of patina. The hilt is tight with no movement and has a light mustard colored patina; the guard is double inspected W.A.T & J.H. and the blade has a gray patina, with medium to heavy sharpening and a very sharp point. The blade is maker marked AMES Mfg. Co. and inspected U.S. J.H. 1859 with no eagle. The lack of the eagle on an early dated sword would be unusual but is more common for the sword made at the time of the Civil War. The scabbard is original to the sword and retains both mounts and all rivets. The drag is not marked. The scabbard leather is strong and solid with crazing and no breaks. This is a lot of sword and priced at an Arizona Sword bargain for a rare dated newly discovered sword.  $1275.00

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U800. SAUERBIER M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is a unmarked Sauerbier made Model 1850 Staff & Field Sword with the hilt design void of the US in the guard.  The hilt is tight with generous amount of original gold-wash, a highly chased pommel cap, 100% original shark-skin grip and original wire. The red felt blade washer hold the frosted blade tight. You can see the unique Sauerbier style blade, which is bright and frosty with a little salt & pepper staining. The original leather scabbard is strong with plain mounts with fancy ring mounts. FREE SHIPPING $1275.00

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U806. AMES M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This Ames M1850 Foot Officers sword is in near-mint condition with 98% original gold was on the guard, pommel cap and scabbard mounts. The original sharkskin grip and wire is 100% complete and tight. The original buff-leather blade washer holds the mint blade tight. The etching is very strong and great original frosting. The American eagle and the script US are crisp. The scabbard is in great condition with no breaks and one crazing blemish on the reserve side. Simply a fine example from a highly desired maker. $2475.00

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U809. MODEL 1840 MUSICIAN SWORD – ROBY, 1863 DATED: This is a Model 1840 Musician sword made by Roby, dated 1863.  This is a rare early Civil War sword, which would have been issued to a Union musician. Being an early dated sword, it shows a little wear but is near mint. The blade is very bright with no issues. You can still see the cross-hatching at the base of the blade. The Roby and inspection marks are strong. The guard also has the matching inspection FSS. The scabbard leather is very minty, and both mounts are present, but missing the top rivets. A Musician sword in this condition sells for $550 to $600.  $450.00

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U810. MODEL 1840 MUSICIAN SWORD – AMES, 1862  DATED: This is a Model 1840 Musician sword made by Ames, dated 1862 in an Emerson & Silver scabbard designed for left handed carry, which is rare.  This is a rare early Civil War sword, which would have been issued to a Union musician. Being an early dated sword, it shows a little wear but not abuse. The blade is very bright with no issues.  The Ames and inspection marks are strong: US S 1863. The guard also has the inspector marking "K". The Emerson & Silver metal scabbard has the mounts reversed for left-handed carried. Ames sword normally come with a leather scabbard but are note designed for left-handed carry, but was easier to issue a metal scabbard since the mounts can be reversed. I believe the scabbard is period original.  A Musician sword in this condition sells for $550 to $600. $425.00

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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. $2850.00

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U814. MODEL 1840 HEAVY CAVALRY OFFICERS’ SABER - PRESENTATION GRADE QUALITY: This is a Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Officers’ Saber used during the Civil War. It is presentation grade, but often officers carried these in the field. It is Solingen, Clauberg made and in outstanding condition! The hilt is tight with great chase work, and the grip retains 100% original shark-skin grip and triple-wire. The blade is bright with strong frosted etched, and maker marked. It is nick and rust free. The scabbard has a deep rich brown finish and add original mounts, and is dent free. This is easily a $2000.00 plus saber, but available at a discount. $1550.00

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U816. MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD – EMERSON & SILVER, 1862 DATED: This is a Model 1840 NCO sword made by Emerson & Silver, dated 1862.  This is an early Civil War sword, which would have been issued to a Union non-commissioned officer; sergeant. Being an early dated sword and showing some wear, this piece no doubt saw some action. The condition is great! The hilt is tight with a nice mellow patina; the blade is nick and rust free and overall bright with a light gray patina; and the markings are strong. It is Emerson & Silver marked, and inspected and dated 1862. The inspector’s mark, DFM, is on the blade, guard and scabbard drag. The metal scabbard body, which are unique to Emerson & Silver, is dent free and retains 100% original finish. The mounts are all compete with original screws and have few dings which shows use. A $595.00 value, but available at a discount. $425.00

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