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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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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. $1195.00

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NON-REGULATION FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD 1827 PATTERN, NEAR MINT

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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. $2900.00

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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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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! $3200.00

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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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U826. M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD:  This Model 1850 Foot Officer’s sword is a great entry-lever version of an iconic Civil War Officer’s sword, which was carried by every lieutenant and captain. The hilt is tight; has matching patina; 100% original black leather grip, but no wire. The 30 3/4-inch blade is marked IRON PROOF on the spin and etched with an American flag and a large US vertical to the blade, but no maker or retailer mark. The leather scabbard is near-mint condition with all mounts with even patina that match the hilt. Shipping is included. $685.00

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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 th 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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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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    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 best complete examples I have had in a while. $2700.00

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    U884.AMES M1860 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER - SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM RETAILED: One of the rarest and most sought-after swords is the Ames M1860 Cavalry Officer’s saber, and it often missing from most advance collections. Even more rare, is an unmarked specimen sold to an independent retailer, and this is that one and only known example. Most likely, the 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. Also, if done at a later time, the blade would be short to the scabbard, it is not and is full length. The blade is Schuyler, Hartley & Graham retailer marked and etched. The scabbard is in great condition with a few minor dings, all mounts and screws, except for the drag. Currently, the only other known Ames cavalry officer’s saber I know for sale is listed at $15,000. This is available for a price far below that price. $4500.00

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    U890. TIFFANY (UNMARKED) MODEL 1860 CAVALRY OFFICERS’ SABER: This is an unmarked Tiffany Model 1860 Cavalry Officers’ saber, which combines the featured of their #1, #3 and #4 sabers designs. The 1860 type hilt is presentation grade with deep casting and chased design with a raised relief eagle on the quillon. The grip is 100% original sharkskin with double strand wire. It is held tight to the blade with the original blade washer. The blade is Collins & Co. marked, and etched with a large US and eagle. The steel scabbard has ornate brass mounts deeply cast and chased, and an equally ornate matching drag. John H. Thillmann’s book “Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers, pages 428-433 shows the features for this saber. $2700.00

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    U891. MODEL 1840 CAVALRY OFFICERS’ SABER – JAMES S. SMITH, NY. This is a rarely seen variant of the Model 1840 Cavalry Officers’ saber retailed by James S. Smith, New York, NY. Smith immigrated to New York from England in 1834, and this saber has design traits of an English saber. He was in business 1838-1860 as James S. Smith and as Smith & Sons 1860-1863. The brass hilt has a smaller 2-branch design with an ornate back strap and fancy pommel cap. The grip is original shark skin with triple strand wire. The original red leather blade washer holds the 35 1/2-inch blade tight. The blade has a brass PROVE mark in center of a Damascus star and retailer marked, and fancifully etched with US and other military motifs. The steel scabbard has a deep rich brown patina and simples but unique ring mounts with brass rings. The top ring shows good wear! This is saber style not found in many collections. $2500.00

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    CENTE GARDE CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD – SCHUYLER, HARTLEY &GRAHAM – MISSOURI IDENTIFED

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    CENTE GARDE CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD – SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM

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    U901. MEXICAN WAR PERIOD AMES M1840 NCO SWORD – ID’ed 6TH NEW YORK ARTILLERY OFFICERS: This is a Mexican War period Ames NCO sword identified to a Civil War officer: Captain Clark Peck, 6th New York Heavy Artillery. State and Militia Officers had wide latitude in picking the sword they would carry, and I suspect in this case, the sword originally belong to a relative who carried it during the Mexican War. The sword is Ames maker marked and dated 1848; inspected “US R.C” on the blade and “R.C & J.W.R” on the guard; and is in a steel scabbard with a slightly fancier top mount that is etched Captain Clark Peck on the reverse. Clark enlisted on 8/22/1862 and resigned on 4/23/1864.  A binder with historical information is included. $875.00

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    U902.AMES M1850 MOUNTED INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD – NEW HAMPSHIRE IDENTIFIED: This is an Ames Model 1850 Mounted Infantry Officer’s sword identified to a New Hampshire Officer: Lieutenant Heber James Davis. Included with the sword is a framed commission document with a CDV for Davis, other documents as well as a post-war photo. Herber J. Davis was born November 4th, 1842 in Hancock New Hampshire and the age of 18, he enlisted in Company E, 1st New Hampshire Regiment. After three months, the unit was disbanded and Heber re-enlisted in Company K, 7th Regiment and remained there until mustered-out in 1865.

    The 7th Regiment serve in several different theatres of the war: South Carolina, Florida, Virginia,and North Carolina. Davis would promote to Sergeant, 2nd Lieutenant and 1stLieutenant, and would serve on the staff of General Joseph Roswell Hawley. Hawley spoke of Davis as “one of our bravest and brightest staff officers!” Davis would be wounded several times during the war, most seriously at Darbytown Road, Virginia.  It was reported in the Peterborough Transcript that while carrying a dispatch from General Hawley’s headquarter to another unit, Davis was gravely wounded and when offered help, he is reported to have said “never mind me, but deliver this message.” Davis was honorable discharged due to his wounds.

    The sword is an Ames Mounted Infantry Officer’s sword, which is similar to the standardM1850 Infantry Officer’s sword with a few unique differences: the narrower one-piecebranch guard and the blue steel scabbard. The guard is tight with 100% original wire and shark-skin grip. The Ames marked 30 1/4-inch blade has strong etching and several small nicks, but no frosting. The original blue steel scabbard has aged to a nice even brown patina with underlining traces of original blue. It retains all original mounts with the screws and has the original brass throat piece and original wood liners. Included with the sword is a binder with historical information, and all the documents shown on the photos page. When shipped, there will be two boxes and shipping has be calculated into this price. $3850.00

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    U905. SAUERBIER CAVALRY OFFICER’ SABER, TYPE-2: Sauerbier cavalry officer’s sabers are seldom encountered and always have very distinct features. This type-2 hilt has an unembellished conventional sized 1860 type enlisted guard; turned down pommel cap; recessed spinner nut; black leather grip with twisted wire; a scalloped black leather pad, which holds the34 1/2-inch blade tight. The unmarked Sauerbier 1860 style blade is very unique being just underan inch wide and fully etching with US, the American shield, and etched on the top of the spine. It shows period sharpening and several small dings, and fits tight to the scabbard. The scabbard is a mid-grade type-1 style with a brown steel body; trumpet type throat piece; 4-inch wide cast foliate mounts and a wide thick drag. The hilt and mounts have traced of original gold wash with an underlying brown patina. This is an unusual and rare variant of a Sauerbier Cavalry Officer’s saber! $3100.00

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    U906. SAUERBIER CAVALRY OFFICER’ SABER, TYPE-1: Sauerbier cavalry officer’s sabers are seldom encountered and always have very distinct features. This type-1 1840 style hilt is heavily embellished with chase-work on the guard, branches and pommel cap, and retails 95% original gold wash. It has a recessed spinner nut; black leather grip with twisted wire; a scalloped black leather pad, which holds the 34 3/4-inch blade tight. The unmarked Sauerbier 1860 style blade is very unique being an inch wide and fully etched with US, the American shield, and fits tight to the scabbard. The brown scabbard is a rare design! It has the Sauerbier trumpet type throat piece; 1-inch wide cast mounts and a wide heavy Sauerbier drag. The hilt and mounts have a good amount of original gold wash, and the mounts and hilt have a matching patina. This is an unusual and rare variant of a Sauerbier Cavalry Officer’s saber! $3100.00

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    U909. AMES TYPE-2 - MODEL 1840 ARTILLERY SABER: This is a Type-2 Ames Model 1840 Artillery Saber with an inspection date of 1863, which makes it 1 of 2013 delivered that year. The hilt is tight with an even mustard-yellow patina on both the guard and pommel cap. The grip retains 100% original black leather and its twisted brass wire. The blade is Ames and inspection marked, has never been sharpened and is nick of nicks, and has the original blade washer. The scabbard has an even brown finish and is inspected on the drag “J H”. Mid to early Civil War Ames Artillery sabers are getting hard to find, especially in this nice a condition. $950.00

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    U911. CLAUBERG - NON-REGULATION OFFICER'S SWORD & SCABBARD WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL GOLD ETCHED BLADE: This Non-Regulation officer’s sword is patterned after the 1822 & 1845 British officer's swords, and was made by Clauberg of Solingen, Prussia. This style sword was very popular among officers. The slightly curved blade is approximately 32 1/2 inches long with gold etching about half the length; stands of arms; "U.S."; eagle and shield; and a representation of Artemis and Justice just above the mark "W/CLAUBERG/knight/SOLINGEN" with inset "PROVED/+". The spine features a gilt leafy vine and "IRON PROOF". The iron openwork guard features floral scroll and the pommel is of the Phrygian helmet style. The grip is wire-wrapped black shark skin and 100% original. The iron scabbard is complete with two hanging rings and a drag. The sword is in exceptional condition with untouched patina. Swords in this condition are rare. $3900.00

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    U915. SAUERBIER - M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is a Sauerbier M1850 Staff & Field sword, which shows evidence of being carried, but not abuse. The hilt it tight with 100% original leather; triple-strand wire and traced of gold wash. The blade is Sauerbier maker marked with very nice etching and some original frosting, with no nicks or rust. The original scabbard has a gray to light brown patina and retains all original mounts. In May, I sold this sword for $2200.00 but got it back in a trade deal while at the Gettysburg show. As such, I can pass on a savings and sell it at a discounted price $400.00 below the original listing. $1800.00

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    U918. MASSACHUSETTS PRESENTATION FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: Robert C.Nichols was an officer for the state of Massachusetts and served in the Civil War.  He received a presentation sword from the Webster Regiment; however, his association with this unit is unclear.

    The top mount has the followingpresentation:

    LIEUT

     

    ROBT. C. NICHOLS

     

    FROM

     

    Webster Regiment

     

    May, 1861

    He would serve in the 2nds Massachusetts Light Artillery as a private, and would be promoted to lieutenant and served in the 13th Massachusetts Light Artillery, which later was attached to his previous unit. The bulk of his service was in the state of Louisiana where he saw action in several engagements. His presentation sword is a basic French made Foot Officers. It is in outstanding condition with 100% original sharkskin grip and all original wire. The hilt, and pommel cap, have and even mallow patina and is tight. The original red felt washer is presents and it hold the bright blade tight. The unetched blade is mint with a mirror-like finish. The scabbard as well is in mint condition. It retains all original mount and has a bright blue mirror-like finish, which is rarely seen.  $2100.00

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    U921. M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD – SCHNITZLER & KIRSCHBAUM (S&K): This is a Schnitzler & Kirschbaum (S&K) M1850 Foot Officer’s sword, which is rarely seen. The hilt has a mellow patina with traced of original gold wash; is tight; retains 100% original sharkskin grip and triple-strand wire. The blade washer is gone, but the blade is still tight. The 31 1/2-inch blade has never been cleaned and retains strong etching with some original frosting under a gray patina and some salt & pepper spotting. It has never been sharpened and has a sharp point. The blade is Schnitzler & Kirschbaum Solingen marked with IRON PROOF on the spine. The black leather scabbard has expected crazing, but is solid and complete with all original mounts and screws. This is a great example of a rarely seen S&K M1850 Foot Officer’s sword. $1400.00

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

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    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 cavalry officers’ saber! $3600.00

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    U924. 1862 DATED - M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORDS - COLLINS MADE, FELLOWS & CO. RETAILED: 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 looking sword! $2400.00

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