US Sword, Civil War Era
US Non-Regulation, Civil War Era, Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword with slightly curved single edge, heavy, 32" blade marked "W. CLAUBERG, SOLINGEN" encircling a standing knight, "IRON PROOF" etched to back of blade. Wide brass, single arm guard, is pierced with florals. Though somewhat darkened with age about 70% of the original gold wash remains on hilt which is rare to find, most of these have been cleaned to the brass. The sharkskin wrapped grip is excellent but missing the wire wrap, which can be replaced. The blade etchings of laurels and floral is faint but is quite discernable, some pitting to tip of blade. Overall a pleasing look to a highly collectable relic of the US Civil War. The leather scabbard was quite deteriorated and is not included. All of these swords are getting very scarce.
Price: $895.00 Item Number: 1072