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Medical Items from the Civil War Era
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Authentic Civil War Medical Staff Officers Sword by Horstmann
Item #: L4536
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Here is a sword that you don't see offered very often these days. This is the original Civil War medical staff officer sword. Officially known as the US model 1840 medical staff sword this is the classic style that was worn by the doctors of the Civil War era. The blade is 27-1/2 inches in overall length with a gorgeous look all over. You can still see the etching on each side of the blade. The front of the blade has the floral and geometric etching as well as the Union Eagle in the center with the "E PLURIBUS UNUM" national motto above. On the back of the blade it has the matching floral and patriotic designs with another union Eagle and motto. It has the large banner etched into the back of the blade with the maker's Mark of the famous firm W. H. Horstmann & Sons of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Horstmann was one of the premier retailers and makers were Civil War military items during the Civil War. When you take the handle off of the blade, you see the Kings head stamping which lets us know that the blade itself was manufactured in Solingen, Germany by the firm of Gerbruder Weyersberg. Their firm was founded in the 1400's and manufactured many high-quality edged weapons during the American Civil War. The swords have a beautifully ornate handle and cross guard. The cross guard has the shield in the center and as you can see it still has the applied German silver "MS" letters. These letters stand for the medical service branch of the Union army. The cast brass handle has the beautiful droop wing style union Eagle on each side. The Eagle holds the arrows of war in one talon in the branch of peace and the other. At the very top of the sword it is all held together by the tang nut that is designed in the form of an acorn. All of the brass has a beautiful untouched patina as you can see in the pictures. The sword is accompanied by the original scabbard that is constructed entirely of brass. The scabbard still retains all three sword hanger rings as well as the drag on the bottom of the sword scabbard. As you can see the mounts and drag have the beautiful designs to accentuate the sword itself. The throat is still present at the top of the scabbard. If you wanted an honest original Civil War medical staff officer sword and scabbard then this one is for you.

Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
$1,375.00 USD

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