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Swords Used by the Officers Priced at Over $750
Edged Weapons
Civil War Foot Officer Sword & Scabbard With Patriotic Etched Blade
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This is a fine looking sword with a beautiful scabbard. It is an original Civil War foot officer's sword & scabbard that is nice and complete. It has the original leather and brass scabbard present with a very pleasing look. The brass mounts and drag are of brass with the main body of the scabbard being constructed of the high quality black bridle leather. The leather has shrunken a bit over the years abut displays well. The blade is full-length at 31-1/4th inches in length with a fine amount of the original etching intact. It has intricate and ornate engraving still vividly visible on each side. On the front side it has the beautiful spread wing union eagle with lots of other patriotic designs. As you can see above the Eagle it has the United States motto of "E PLURIBUS UNUM" which translates to "from many, one". The back of the blade has lots more ornate engraving including a large block letter "US'" lettering. At the base of the blade on the backside it has the stamping of the maker's Mark from Solingen, Germany of F. Horster. Horster was a very talented sword maker that produced quality swords for the private market in the United States. The guard and pommel cap are each made of brass and they have a wonderful untouched tone. The handle is solid as a rock and has the entire original sharkskin grip intact with a fine look. All of the original spring style copper wire is present and accounted for on the handle. It has an epoxy applied to the grip to toghten the handle up and now it is solid as a rock. This is a fine looking original Civil War foot officer sword & scabbard.

Item #: A9642
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