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Paul H. Kendricken Identified High Quality Civil War Naval Officer's Sword
Item #: A347
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This is a classic original Civil War naval officer’s sword. Officially known as the U.S. model 1852 naval officer’s sword, this is the style that was worn by naval officers during the Civil War. The blade is full length and is etched on each side with patriotic and other designs. As you can see the sword has a stunning look all over as you see in the images. The etching on the back of the blade has anchor as well as the eagle perched on the cannon. The front side of the blade has the anchor design at the base with the "USN" in the center. Towards the tip it has the banner with "USN" in the center. The guard and pommel cap have always stood apart from the normal Civil War officer’s sword. It has the bold "USN” in the basket of the guard and the quillion is made like a serpent’s head. At the very top of the pommel cap it has the droop wing style naval eagle. If you notice that all of the brass parts have a beautiful patina with a superb amount of the original gold gilding from the factory. This one has a superb brass mesh grip present on the handle with a pleasing look all over. It also has the original spring twist wire intact on the handle as well. The spring wire is flanked by the single strands of brass wire. The sword is accompanied by the original scabbard that is made brass and leather. The mounts are the correct naval style with the twisted rope designs leading to the rings. The drag is present and it has the sea serpent design as well. On the back side of the hand guard it has the jeweler quality engraved name of the owner. It reads "Presented to / Paul H. Kendricken / by the / Teachers of the /St. James Sunday School / Sept. 19th 1862." It also has his name engraved in the inside of the brass handguard. The records show that Paul Henry Kendricken Enlisted on June 20th 1862 as Acting 3rd Assistant Engineer in the US Navy. He served until September 9th 1866 and during that time he served onboard several ships. Those ships included the USS Ohio, USS Conemaugh, USS Circassian and the USS Nauset. When he got older he wrote and puiblished his memoirs. A Copy of that book will accompany the sword. It has a picture of Kendricken. This is an attractive looking original Civil War naval officer’s sword and scabbard with a gorgeous inscription.

Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
$4,500.00 USD

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