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Swords Used by the Officers Priced at Over $750
Edged Weapons
Horstmann of Philadelphia Marked Civil War Foot Officer Sword & Scabbard
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This is a fine looking sword with a very attractive blade. It is an original Civil War foot officer's sword & scabbard that is 100% complete. This is the leather and brass scabbard version that was used by a Civil War officer of the rank of Lieutenant or captain. It has the original leather and brass scabbard present with an excellent look. The brass mounts and drag have a beautiful untouched patina. The blade is full-length at 30-1/2 inches in length with a fine amount of the original etching intact. It has intricate and ornate engraving still lightly visible visible on each side. On the front side it has the beautiful spread wing union eagle with lots of other patriotic designs. The back of the blade has lots more ornate engraving including multiple panoplies of arms with the "US" lettering still visible in the center. The guard and pommel cap are each made of brass and they have a wonderful untouched tone. The handle is untouched and has the original sharkskin grip intact with a fine look. All of the original spring style wire is present and accounted for on the handle. The sword has the maker mark of the famous Horstmann Company of Philadelphia mark at the base of the blade etching. It is accompanied by the original leather and brass scabbard. The scabbard has the leather body with the brass mounts and drag. The leather has slightly shrunken over the years as you can see in the images. This is a fine looking original Philadelphia marked Civil War foot officer sword & scabbard.

Item #: A9390
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