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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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    U652. HORSTMANN – M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This Horstmann Staff & Field is in near-mint condition with much original gold wash, a bright blade and brown finished scabbard. The blade has some light spotting, but very frosty. The hilt is tight with 100% original grip and wire. $2700.00

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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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    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. $1975.00

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    U692. ROBY – M1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’ SWORD: Roby M1850 Staff & Field officer’s swords are rarer them Ames and are a slightly higher quality product. This example show evidence of being carried in the war with its sharpened blade, bent guard and dented drag. However, it still retains much original gold wash, 100% grip and wire, strong etching and frosting where not sharpened, and a complete scabbard. $1700.00

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    U724. M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD: This is one of the nicest examples of a M1850 Staff & Field sword produced in Klingenthal France. The hilt is very ornate and retains much original gold wash; the grip and wire are 100% original as well as the red felt blade washer. The blade is bright and frosty with a large US and free of nicks or rust. The brown scabbard retains all original mounts, which still have a good amount of gold wash. $1750.00

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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. $1375.00

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    U743. M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD – BATTLE SCENE ETCHED: This M1850 Staff & Field sword is a high-grade product with enhanced chase work on the guard and pommel cap; a battle scene etched blade; and a scabbard with ornate mounts. The wear on the sword indicates it was used but not abused. The hilt has a nice patina, and is tight with 100% original sharkskin grip and wire. The original white blade washer keeps the 32-inch blade tight. The etching is light but you can see the battle scenes, which include troops marching; a horse drawn wagon; an officer on horseback; tents and cannons and more. Also, the blade is dated 1862. The scabbard mounts have matching patina and are very ornate. $2100.00

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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. $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! $1200.00

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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! $1000.00

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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. $1495.00

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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.  $1250.00

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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. $1800.00

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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 CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER: The Pattern-1821 Cavalry Officers saber was a commonly used saber with state and militia cavalry and artillery officers and is often seen in many images of Civil War officers. This W. Clauberg marked blade has strong etching and displays well. It is rust and nick free. The hilt is tight with 100% original grip and wire. The patina matches the scabbard. It is not often you find this nice a saber below $1000.00.  $895.00

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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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    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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    U803. AMES – M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD, EARLY BLOCK “US” PATTERN ETCHED BLADE: This is an Ames M1850 Foot Officers sword complete with the original scabbard. The hilt is tight with 100% original sharkskin grip and twisted wire. The hilt and pommel cap retain much original gold wash. The blade is Ames marked and has the early Block “US” pattern etched blade. The etching is strong with much original frosting under light salt & pepper spots and the blade washer is original. The Ames marked scabbard retains all original mount and screws, and is strong with expected crazing. Early Ames foot officers swords with block US etching are highly desirable, and considering the amount of original gold wash on the hilt and mount, and remaining frosting on the blade, this sword is very attractive. $1750.00

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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 possible a sword sold to the South. However, there is no proof to support the Marine Corps theory, but lots of evidence for a possible Confederate sold sword. The nice thing, it is not an expensive. $1350.00

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    U808. AMES – M1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD, SCRIPT “US” PATTERN ETCHED BLADE: This is an Ames M1850 Foot Officers sword complete with the original scabbard. The hilt is tight with 100% original sharkskin grip and twisted wire. The hilt and pommel cap retain much original gold wash. The blade is Ames marked and has the script “US” pattern etched blade. The etching is strong with much original frosting under light salt & pepper spots and the blade washer is original. The Ames marked scabbard retains all original mount and screws, and is strong with expected crazing. $1650.00

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    U811. ROBY – M1860 CAVALRY SABER, 1864 DATED: This is a Roby made Model 1860 cavalry saber dated 1864. The leather grip, wire and blade washer are 100% original. The blade is dated and inspected US 1864 A.G.M; the pommel cap has the inspection mark M; and the drag is marked C. F. The blade is period sharpened and has some dark spotting, but no rust or pitting. I have priced this will below marked value and is a great example of a Civil War saber. $575.00

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    U812. MEXICAN WAR PERIOD - HORSTMANN M1840 CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER: This is a Mexican War period Horstmann M1840 Cavalry Officers saber, which were also used during the Civil War. It has a plain hilt with original black leather and twisted wire, and the early plain etched blade, which is Horstmann marked. The original scabbard was post-war nickel plated, but this can easily be removed and restored to the original condition. The grip has a little leather lose, but nothing major and the blade is bright with no nicks. This is a rare saber to find and is available below market value. $995.00

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    U832. WISCONSIN IDENTIFIED MODEL 1840 ARTILLERY SABER, G.A.R. ENCAMPMENT 1906 AND G.A.R. MEDAL: This Model 1840 artillery saber is identified to Private John C. Breckenridge of the 8th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery. The sword appears to be an Ames product, though the maker marks are worn off. However, there is an inspection mark HD on the pommel cap for H Dana who did inspections for Ames between 1862-1863. On the scabbard is a tag with John C. Breckenridge name and John C Jones, who may have been the G.A.R. Regimental Quartermaster at the 40th G.A.R. encampment in Minneapolis Minnesota in 1906, as well as period painted G.A.R. 1906. Apparently, Private Breckenridge donated his saber for a G.A.R. gathering in 1906. Accompanying the sword is a 40th G.A.R. encampment medal. $1400.00

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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. $1695.00

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    U826. M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD: This M1850 Foot Officer’s sword is in great condition. 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. $850.00

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    U827. M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD: If you are looking for a Civil War sword as a gift for an entry-level collector, this is it. It is a M1850 Foot Officer’s made by F Horster, Solingen. The hilt is tight with most of the original shark skin grip, but no wire. The 31 3/4-inch blade has a dark patina with strong etching, but no scabbard. This price includes shipping. $200.00

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    U830. AMES M1832 FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD – 1860 DATED: This Ames M1832 Foot Artillery Sword is complete with the original leather scabbard and have the belt frog attached. The sword is inspected and dated 1860. The government contract of 19 March, 1858 called for 1000 M1832 Foot Artillery sword, of which a small rare were dated 1859 and the remainder 1860. This sword has the correct maker and inspection marks. The hilt is tight and the blade is bright with period sharpening. The scabbard is complete with all mounts, and the leather frog. $1475.00

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    U834. 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! These are rarer then the Ames short sword. $1900.00

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    U835. HIGH-GRADE STAFF & FIELD SWORD - SILVER HILT & GOLD WASHED BLADE: This high-grade Staff & Field sword was retailed by Schuyler Hartley & Graham N.Y, which was know for producing high-quality swords. It has a German Silver grip with a standard Staff & Field guard, but with an eagle head quillon. The blade is Schuyler Hartley & Graham N.Y retailer mark, as well as two double pointed arrows marked for the Solingen maker. The blade is etched the entire fuller length with military scenes, US, and the scales of Justice being held by a Lady Justice, all of which is gold washed. The brown scabbard has all original mounts, which are ornate. $2900.00

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    THE BELOW LISTED ITEMS WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT THE FOLLOWING TWO SHOWS

    Maryland Arms Collectors Association, Baltimore MD

     

    Mar, 16-17, 2019

     

    Crossroads of America Civil War, Indianapolis, IN.

     

    Mar, 22-23, 2019

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    AVAILABLE TO SHIP FOR ON-LINE SALES,  25 MARCH

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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. $1600.00

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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. $1795.00

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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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    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 Upton’s 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. $6200.00

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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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    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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    U785. 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! $3495.00

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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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    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. $1275.00

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    U802. AMES M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, VARIANT: This Ames M1850 Staff & Field sword is a unique variant. Instead of the standard etched blade, this one has a M1833 Dragoon saber blade. The reason for this in unknow, but some speculate the blade may have originally belonged to the father of the officer who had this special-order sword built. The hilt is tight with original sharkskin grip and wire and the original blade washer hold the blade tight. The blade is an 1837 dated Ames Dragoon blade, modified to fit the scabbard. The arch of the scabbard was also adjusted for the blade and the throat piece reinforced with the addition of retention screws. This is a unique variant, of which may be the only known example. $1695.00  

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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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    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! $3195.00

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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 sells for $550 to $650. $495.00

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    U820. RARE – ROBY MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD with ETCHED BLADE AND RING MOUNT SCABBARD: This is a rare version of a Roby M1840 NCO sword with an etched blade and a ring mount scabbard. The sword is dated and inspected US/1863/FSS on the blade and FSS on the guard, and Roby maker marked.  The blade has a 11 1/2-inch etched panel on each both sides with US and the American Eagle. Etched M1840 NCO sword are extremely unique and rare. The scabbard is a higher grade with ring mounts: the top mount with two rings and the middle with one. The leather body of the scabbard is very strong. The SNCO who carried this sword must have been highly respected to receive such a sword! I have not seen many examples like this one! $1250.00

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    U822. MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD, MINT ETCHING: This M1850 Staff & Field sword has mint etching. The large US basket guard has 80% original gold wash and the shark-skin grip and triple wire is 100% original. The 33-inch blade is bright with mint frosty etching and IRON PROOF on the spine. There is no maker mark, but the shape of the blade looks American made. The scabbard has a deep rich brown patina and the deep gold/brown patina on the mounts highlight the fancy chase work. This is an exceptional example of the style sword. $2295.00

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    U823. M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD – HOSTMANN: This is an early example of the M1850 Staff & Field sword retailed by Horstmann. It shows great battle-carried wear, but still has a bright frosty blade. The entire sword, to include the original scabbard, has great patina. The hilt is slightly bent from being carried, the shark skin grip has wear and shrinkage, but retains the original dragoon style wire, and the scabbard has several dings. The blade etching is deep and strong with much original frosting, and there is period sharpening. The blade is Horstmann marker marked using an early style common prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. The scabbard, which did its job of protecting the blade, has several dents and is also has the raised scroll Horstmann marked on the reverse side of the top mount. This is another indication the sword is an early production. There is no doubt this sword saw the Elephant. Additionally, this is the exact sword featured on page 124 of the book “American Sword & Makers’ Marks” by Clegg Don Furr. $1295.00

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