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Authentic Confederate Manufactured or Used Swords and Firearms of the Civil War
Edged Weapons
Rare Leech & Rigdon "Floating CS" Officer's Sword
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This is a tough to find Confederate officer's sword. This is the pattern that was made by the firm owned by Leech & Rigdon of Memphis and then Mississippi. They were also known as the Memphis Novelty Works. This is the style that would have been used by an officer. It is referred to by collectors as the "Floating CS" Officer's Sword. It is almost identical to figure #31D in Albaugh's Photographic Supplement of Confederate Swords. That sword was carried by Confederate General Jo Shelby. This one has the full-length 30-1/4th inch blade. The blade is well crafted with the single fuller on each side. As you can see the blade has a pretty gray color all over on both sides. The brass of the handguard has the branches and in-between the branches it has the "CS" lettering for Confederate States. It has the floral pattern on the brass which is another sign of the sword being made for an officer instead of an enlistedman. The brass pommel cap is intact and complete. It has some stamped block letters on the pommel and bow of the hand guard but I can't make the words out. The blade and handle displays superbly as you see and they have matching and correct assembly numbers of "114" stamped into the metal. The handle of the sword is in beautiful untouched condition. It has the wooden core intact and it is covered by the original leather as well as the twisted wire wrapping holding it all together. As you see it displays beautifully now from all angles. The sword is accompanied by an original leather and brass scabbard. The scabbard IS NOT a Leech scabbard but displays well with it but it doesn't seat all the way down. The sword is about an inch too long for the scabbard. This sword was once part of the Fred Edmunds collection of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This piece of history came from the museum like personal collection of Mathew Woodburn. This is your chance to own a scarce "CS" marked Confederate officer's sword that displays like a million bucks.

Item #: B1404
Price: $9,850.00 USD (Sale Pending)
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