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Edged Weapons
Rare B. Kittredge of Cincinnati Ohio Marked Civil War Foot Officer Sword
Item #: L5702
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This is your opportunity to own a very scarce retailer marked Civil War foot officers sword. This is the classic US model 1850 foot officers sword that was carried throughout the Civil War by officers with the rank of Lieutenant or Captain. This one has the full-length blade that measures 33 inches in overall length. You can see a fine amount of the etching on each side of the blade. The front side of the blade has the patriotic designs that include the Liberty Cap, crossed flags and in the center it has the Union eagle with the "E PLURIBUS UNUM" ribbon. The back side of the blade has the matching etching except instead of the eagle it has a very fancy What makes this one special is the marking that is stamped at the base of the blade. The back side of the blade is stamped with the straight line stamping that reads "B. KITTREDGE & CO". Benjamin Kittredge owned a business in Cincinnati, Ohio, where they were engaged as a merchant, that also sold military goods, guns and swords. The handguard and pommel of the sword has a very attractive untouched attic patina all over. On the handle of the sword it has the original wooden core intact and it is covered by about 35% of the original sharkskin grip. The grip is covered by the twisted spring wire that is made of copper wire. The sword is accompanied by a beautiful brass European pattern all metal scabbard that looks great as you can see. The scabbard has both of the original rings, mounts, drag and throat intact. This is your opportunity to own an extremely scarce retailer marked Civil War foot officers sword with a cool retailer's marking.

Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
$1,450.00 USD

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