Swords & Sabers

Medical Service) Civil War Dress Sword marked "Ames Mfg. Co. Chicopee Mass." on the blade and also on the brass scabbard. Iron letters "M S" on shield designed guard. Raised eagle on brass grip. Etched blade of floral pattern and military trophies. Really a beautiful sword!.....$2,500

RW2) Mounted Artillery Officer's Saber, 1820-1840. Two piece, guard and blade with top of the grip simply sodered to the brass guard to keep the pieces together. On each side of the blade are shield-shaped langets. Monogram "AS" (probably for the company A. Spies) on one langet. Heavy quill back blade. "A W S" stamped on grip. See Peterson's reference book The American Sword page 108-109. Dug out of the sand dunes of Atlantic Beach, Florida.....$195

A) Confederate Short Sword fashioned after the Roman gladiator sword for use in the CSA artillery.....$1650

B) Model 1850 Staff and Field Officers' Sword. Blade is 33 13/16" long, marked PDL and is profusely engraved with large U.S. and war trophies, E. Pluribus Unum, and the Heraldic eagle. Scabbard is original with a smooth fit.....SOLD

C) Saber is marked Emerson & Silver Trenton N.J. Inspector's initials and dated 1864 and U.S. Blade is clean and bright and still has a nice point. Guard has some interesting notches (kills? battles?) and the rack number A37. Very nice brown leather wrap in place with complete single strand of twisted wire. Inspector's initials on pommel cap. Original leather washer present. Scabbard is complete with both carrying rings and throat. Scabbard fits tight and perfect being original to the saber and not a marriage of two parts.....$850

D) Leech & Rigdon Confederate Staff Officers Sword. Very nice with etched blade and leather wrap.....SOLD

E) Artillery Short Sword, clean to the touch but has not been stripped of its patina. No manufacture's name.....$675

F) Model 1850 Foot Officer's sword with scabbard. Scabbard is leather over metal. No maker's identification. One of the best you will find.....$1550

G) Model 1860 Light Cavalry saber with scabbard marked "Antietam '83". There is an old 4" copper wrap around just a little bit below middle. The blade is unmarked. Smooth and dark grey patina throughout. Twisted brass wire wrap complete. Nice edge and point. Good eye appeal......SOLD

H) Non-Regulation Officer's Sword with scabbard as described in Peterson's page 83. Blade is marked "F.P." under a hare's head. Thought to be Friedrich Potter (see Thillmann's page 291).....$1150

I) Model 1860 Light Cavalry saber with scabbard. Marked "U.S." barely visible. Several numbers on guard, pommel cap is numbered and inspected by "C.E.W.".....$725

J) Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber with scabbard. Marked "49" on guard and also"49", "W.D." and "W.R." on pommel cap. Leather and wire on grip complete. Nice blade.....$850

K) Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword marked Ames Mfg. Co., Chicopee Mass. Also marked U.S., E. Pluribus Unum, and profusely engraved with large eagle and war trophies. Sharkskin grip with 30 1/2" blade. Scabbard brass band is also marked by Ames and is original to the blade. No breaks in the leather. The best I have seen in a long time.....SOLD

L) Ames M1860 maker marked US Naval Cutlass with complete leather scabbard and frog. Blade is marked "1862" and "Ames Mfg. Co. Chicopee Mass.". The number "121" is stenciled on the back of the frog. Cup is very nice and the guard is stamped "7 M" and "292". Blade is very tight Cost is $1095

M) Model 1850 Foot Officer's sword marked Horst(mann of Philadelphia). The blade is a Solingen and is so marked. The sharkskin grip is @ 100%. Blade is etched both sides with a floral pattern and war trophies. Blade is dark and has not been cleaned (consequently all original dark natural patina). Blade is 31 1/8" long.....SOLD

N) Ames M1860 maker marked US naval cutlass, blade is marked "1862" and "Ames Mfg.Co. Chicopee ". Cup has a lot of character. The guard is stamped "8 M" and "813".....$595

O) Ames M1860 maker marked US naval cutlass, blade is marked "D.R." "1862" and "Made by Ames Mfg. Co. Chicopee Mass." within a scroll. The guard is stamped "15M" and "330" Sharp point on blade. Blade is polished steel as issued and uncleaned. Cup has one dimple otherwise fine with a darkened patina. Grip has 100% wood and 70% leather.....$825

P) Mounted Artillery Officers' Saber, 1840. Marked Horstmann Sons and Drucker (1845-49) and also marked New York. Some of the sharkskin wrap is lacking, otherwise very nice all over for this seldom seen weapon.....$675

Q) Mounted Officer's Saber M1833 Dragoon style with scabbard. This is a French import with a heavy rounded quill back blade. Have not had one of these in a long time.....$725

R) Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword marked Ames Mfg. Co., Chicopee Mass. Also marked U.S. E. Pluribus Unum, and profusely engraved with eagle and war trophies. Sharkskin grip. Wire complete.....$1375

S) Confederate cavalry saber closely resembles the Boyle & Gamble of Richmond Va. as described in Albaugh's. Oil cloth wrap in lieu of leather. Thin double strand wire. Fits scabbard excellent. Nice and tight. Brass throat. Blade has a nice point. Classic unstopped fuller.....$3995

T) Confederate cavalry saber that appears to be a Nashville Plow Works as described in Albaugh's. Pig skin leather wrap is really very nice. Single strand heavy gauge wire is tight and complete. Fits scabbard nice and smooth. Brass is dark and apparently never polished which is very unusual to see. Classic unstopped fuller.....$3995

U) Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword marked "H. N. Daggett". Blade is 31 1/2" long. Profusely engraved with patriotic emblems.....$950

V) U.S. Staff & Field Officer's Sword. Both sides are profusely engraved with war trophies, a large U.S., an eagle, and the E.Pluribus Unim motto. The scabbard is a replacement. The sword was obtained by me locally from a direct descendant who said the officer's name was Clapp. He was a major......$1250

A26) Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber by Sheble & Fisher of Philadelphia with scabbard. All very nice.....SOLD

A33) Model 1840 Artillery Saber. Marked U.S., Inspector's initials, 1861. Comes with scabbard.....$595

A35) Virginia Armory sword. Prewar design and Early Model Virginia Manufactory saber. Leather grip and wire wrap missing from handle. Comes with metal scabbard. Same as those listed in Albaugh's Confederate Swords and Confederate Arms.....$3950

A48) CS Armory, located in Kenansville, North Carolina, as described in Albaugh's book "Photographic Supplement of Confederate Swords" on page 45, figure '5-E'. This calvary sword exhibits the classic Roman numerals cut into the side of the guard. The leather covered grip is wound with a single braided wire. Included is a scabbard of the period. More information is available upon request......$3950

A59) Hammond Marshall Cavalry style Dog River saber. Unstopped fuller, brass hilt, and single strand heavy gauge iron wire around wood grip.....$2950

A60) James Conning of Mobile Alabama cavalry style Dog River saber. Unstopped fuller, brass hilt, single strand twisted wire wrap all complete.....SOLD

A63) Model 1850 Foor Officer's sword with nicely etched 30 1/2" blade. Comes with replaced scabbard. Nicely marked Ames Mfg. Co. Chicopee Mass......$1075

A65) Model 1840 Artillery Saber with scabbard. Very nice all over......$750

A72) Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber marked "C & J" within a rectangular box on the ricasso. The maker was Clemen & Jung of Prussia. The company was founded in 1860 and imported to the U.S. Caleb House, buyer for the Confederate Government, was in Europe in 1861 buying vast supplies of arms. This saber is well described and photographed in Thillmann's book on page 164......$795

A73) Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber marked " Mansfield & Lamb, Forestdale R.I." and "U.S. 1863" along with the inspector's mark "C.E.W.". Leather wrap 99% present. Leather washer present.....SOLD

A74) Model 1860 Light Cavalry saber marked "U.S." and dated 1862 with inspector's mark and "D.J. Millard" Clayville N.Y.. Comes with original scabbard. A seldom seen maker.....SOLD

A75) Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber with scabbard. marked "C. Roby, W. Chelmsford" (arched) Mass. and U.S. 1865. A.G.M. Roby received U.S. contracts for 10,000 of these in January & February 1865. Scabbard is missing one band and ring. Twisted brass wire is 100%. Brass guard is perfect and uncleaned or polished. Regimental markings present......$750

A76) Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber with scabbard by Rohrig of Solingen. See Thillmann's book page 328. Fairly scarce. Blade is marked R & C on the false edge and has good eye appeal. 90 % of leather wrap present. Brass wire wrap present. Number "98" stamped on guard and "M" stamped on scabbard drag......$650

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