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Albert Buhner's Civil War Naval Officer's Sword & Scabbard 1861-1866
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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. The etching on the back of the blade has anchor as well as the flags and spears with "USN" on the banner. The front of the blade has the large panoply of arms. Towards the base it has the etched name of the sailor who carried it. It is fine etched "S.F. Albert Buhner". I found Buhner listed on Fold3 and they state that he enlisted on November 20th 1861 as Acting Master Mate. He served until July 13th 1866 and during that time he was promoted to Acting Ensign and the Acting Master. It shows that he served on board the USS Crusader, USS Emma and the USS Don. has him listed but has the last name misspelled as "Bukner". 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 untouched patina. This one has a superb amount of the original white toned sharkskin grip present on the handle with a pleasing look all over. It also has the original double twist wire intact on the handle as well as the original single strands of flanking wire. The sword is accompanied by the original scabbard that is made brass and black 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. This is an attractive looking original Civil War naval officer's sword and scabbard with a fine identification.

Item #: B3010
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Your Price:$2,150.00 USD
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