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  1. Nice condition, Model 1850 import Foot Officer's sword (without leather scabbard).  This was just brought in out of a local Southern estate and was almost certainly Confederate carried.  I have an idea who likely carried it and will share that with the buyer.  The blade remains bright and clean, just beginning to darken with age.  The ornate brass guard has a thick, chocolate brown, aged patina, and the grip has original leather and wire.  In reality, more of these were actually carried by Confederate Officers than the more famous Southern produced Foot Officer's swords.--$575.SOLD

  2. Excavated 17 inch Confederate Bowie knife recovered from an Arkansas Infantry camp located near Shelbyville, TN.  The blade was blacksmith crafted from a 11 1/2 inch rasp.--$895.

  3. Authentic Georgia style Confederate pike with 12 inch iron blade, iron support straps, iron cross guard, iron end cap and full length (8 foot 3 inch) seasoned oak shaft.  One old crack in shaft, but shaft is solid and original.  Will be shipped in a sturdy PVC tube.  Although not a useful weapon, these pikes were made early in the Civil War as a defense weapon.  Not many have survived in a non-relic, complete condition.--$1,600.

  4. Extremely rare, Confederate manufactured, "Dog River" Cavalry saber being carried in a Model 1840 heavy Cavalry saber scabbard.  This saber has the typical unstopped fuller, Confederate manufactured blade along with a high copper alloy brass guard.  The saber is in the Model 1840 Cavalry saber scabbard that it was carried in during the war.  This is out of a local family and was no doubt carried by one of three brothers.  This Rebel saber is going to make a fine addition to someone's Confederate Cavalry display.  The grip was down to wood, and was restored about 40 years ago.--$1,850.SOLD

  5. Very nice condition, Model 1840, "Old Wristbreaker", Heavy Cavalry saber and scabbard.  Model 1840 sabers were extensively carried by both Union and Confederate Cavalry, especially early in the Civil War.  Union Cavalry, for the most part, changed over to Model 1860 Light Cavalry sabers, but Confederate Cavalry continued to carry the Model 1840 "Old Wristbreaker" throughout the Civil War.  Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest carried one early in the war, and many in his command carried Model 1840 sabers throughout the Civil War.  This particular saber has a smooth, gently aging, brown patina with the cast brass, 3-branch guard in excellent condition and completely intact.  The leather grip was decayed away and has been professionally replaced.  This saber is out of a local estate and was very likely Confederate carried.--$795.

  6. Extremely rare, Confederate manufactured, Roman style short Artillery sword with “CS” in the center of the cross guard and a star on the pommel.  These swords are thought to have been made at the Selma Arsenal in Alabama, as a couple of partially cast guards have been found in the river there.  This example has a brown/black, aged patina blade with scattered pitting.  The high copper content, heavy cast brass guard has spiraling ribs and a “CS” and star cast into each side.  This style Confederate sword is known for its crudity of manufacture (which is one of the factors that makes Confederate collectors love it).--$3,250.

  7. Just in, 2nd Model Kenansville, North Carolina, Confederate Cavalry saber.  This saber is out of the Confederate States Armory and has a smooth, chocolate brown patina on the blade, a classic Kenansville 3-branch brass guard (with Roman Numerals), and the classic Kenansville smooth type pommel cap.  The saber shows clear signs of having actually been carried including the outside branch of the guard is bent inward indicating the horse went down at least once sandwiching the saber between the ground and the leather saddle skirt.  The scabbard came out of the family with the saber and appears to have been with the saber for many years, but it is not a Kenansville product.  The grip has most of the leather intact with single strand iron wire.  Kenansville, North Carolina, products are very popular and sought after in the Confederate collector community.--$2,950.

  8. Beautiful condition and super rare, "Kraft, Goldsmith, & Kraft", Columbia, South Carolina, Confederate Cavalry saber with distinctive wooden scabbard, iron mounts and brass hardware.  This saber has an original Civil War Era, brown ink presentation on the wooden scabbard.  It reads, "Presented to Commodore John H. Sta??? by his friend, General George B. Dand???".  It is very rare to find a K G & K Cavalry saber with a nice original scabbard, and this one is a beauty.  The blade has a smooth, gently aging, gray/brown patina.  The original grip and wire remain intact and in nice condition.  This saber came into the shop about 40 years ago and has been in the collection of Dr. Joe Boyd ever since.  I have no doubt this is one of the nicest condition K G & K Confederate manufactured Cavalry sabers remaining in existence today.--$9,500.

  9. Just in out of a local Southern estate, Model 1860 import, CAVALRY OFFICER'S saber and scabbard.  This saber was almost certainly Southern carried and has an old leaded repair to the rear of the guard.  The saber has been carried so much that there are only faint remnants of the original blade engraving.  The saber has blade manufacturer markings of, "Henry Boker - Solingen".  General Nathan Bedford Forrest himself carried an imported Federal Cavalry Officer's sword much like this one.  This saber would certainly have some stories to tell.--$975.

  10. Excavated Civil War Cavalry saber recovered on private property at the Battle of Stones River.  This saber was not one saber when recovered.  It consisted of a very nice excavated blade, an excellent cast brass 3-branch guard, and an Officer's style cast pommel cap.  The three elements of this sword are actually from three different type sabers.  The pommel cap is from an Officer's sword, the 3-branch cast brass guard is from a Cavalry saber, and the sharply curved blade is from an Artillery saber.  My good friend, Wade Buchanan, recovered these parts and put them together so he could have a sword to display in his collection.  It does display quite nicely and has a visible 1862 date on the blade.--$495.

  11. Extremely rare battlefield pick-up, Confederate Cavalry saber picked up at the Battle of Franklin a few years after the battle.  The saber is a "Palmetto Armory" and has blade markings of "Columbia SC".  The blade on the saber is bent and appears to have been run over by a cannon or wagon wheel.  The "Columbia SC" markings on the blade can be easily seen.  This Confederate saber would nicely fit into either an excavated or battlefield pick-up display.--$1,850.SOLD

  12. Extremely rare "Boyle and Gamble" - Richmond, Virginia, Confederate Field and Staff Officer's sword and scabbard.  The sword remains in very nice condition with full engraving down both sides of the blade with the "CSA in shield" completely readable in the blade engraving.  The cast brass guard with "CS" in the wreath with the star above is in excellent condition with a rich, aged patina.  The sword has the original wrap and wire on the grip, and it has 95% of the original leather intact.  The sword has been in this leather scabbard since the Civil War Era, but the scabbard is a Civil War date import rather than a Boyle and Gamble product.  The original scabbard was likely damaged.  This Confederate Officer's sword and scabbard is nice enough for about any museum and would be a fine addition to any Confederate collection.--$9,850.

  13. Super rare, "College Hill Arsenal", Nashville, Tennessee, Confederate Field and Staff Officer's sword and scabbard.  This sword has the same "CSA" cast into the brass guard as the Nashville Plow Works.  The ribbon that is cast into the guard has nothing cast into it whereas "Nashville Plow Works" is integrally cast into the products of Nashville Plow Arsenal.  This beautiful sword is out of the local area and has been in one of the most advanced local collections for the past 40 years.  The blade of the sword has visible Confederate engraving from top to bottom.  The engraving has an "open mouth serpent" as a part of the engraving, and this is known to be an example of "Cunningham" engraving.  The sword has a nice condition, original grip and is in a correct style import leather scabbard.  This was often the case as original Confederate scabbards were often made of poor quality leather and did not last.  This is the nicest College Hill Field and Staff Officer's Confederate sword that we have had come through in a number of years.--$9,850.

  14. Super rare, identified College Hill Arsenal Confederate Foot Officer’s sword and scabbard.  This sword and scabbard is the product of College Hill Arsenal in Nashville, Tennessee.  The sword was carried by Capt. Samuel A. Matthews, Co. E, 16th Regiment Mississippi Volunteer Infantry.  Capt. Matthews served for one year and was with his regiment encamped at Manassas, Virginia, when his term expired.  The sword remains in very nice condition with visible Confederate engraving virtually half the length of the blade and a large engraved “CSA” clearly engraved down the blade.  The sword’s scabbard is complete with all three original College Hill manufactured brass mounts.  On the top mount is engraved “Matt – Co. E 16th Miss”.  This is an extremely rare, firmly ID’d, Confederate Officer’s sword in original scabbard.  It originally came directly out of Capt. Matthew’s family estate.  A 50-page notebook comes with the sword detailing the history of the Regiment and Capt. Matthews.--$14,500.

  15. Beautiful condition and SUPER RARE, "early production" Nashville Plow Works, Confederate Cavalry Officer's saber and scabbard.  This Nashville Plow has the capstan nut at the pommel cap which is a carryover trait from the Sharps and Hamilton production sabers from this Nashville facility.  From what I can learn, there are less than twenty of these early production Nashville Plows surviving.  It is very likely this example is one of the top three in condition.  The scabbard has a smooth, uncleaned, chocolate patina with classic brass mounts and "canoe shaped brass throat".  The grip retains original leather, and the blade is complete and very nice with a gently aging, gray/brown patina.  This is the hand selected Nashville Plow Works Cavalry Officer's saber out of Dr. Joe Boyd's personal collection and is his personal pick out of nearly 50 years looking.  It is very possible that you will never see an early production Nashville Plow in this condition for sale again.--$14,850.SOLD

  16. SUPER RARE -- Confederate "College Hill Arsenal" - Nashville, TN. made Rebel Foot Officer's sword.  This is the sword only -- out of scabbard.  The blade has an aging grey patina, and a "faint hint" of Confederate engraving remains nearly the full length of the blade.  The leather grip is original, and really nice.--$4,850.SOLD

  17. Extremely rare, Leech & Rigdon, Memphis, Tennessee, Confederate manufactured Foot Officer's sword.  This is the Confederate sword along with a partial leather scabbard.  The blade remains clean, just beginning to darken with age.  It has the typical Confederate unstopped fuller.  The cast brass guard is 100% Memphis Novelty Works all the way with the distinctive Leech & Rigdon Officer's sword motif on both top and bottom.  This is a super rare Confederate Officer's sword, and in nearly 50 years, I could count the number of these that I have had on my two hands.  Better not let this one get away, because it could be many years before you see another one.--$5,950.

  18. Just in, a blacksmith-made, 17 inch, Confederate side knife constructed using the blade of a College Hill Armory Confederate Cavalry saber.  The brass pommel cap appears to be from an imported Cavalry Officer's saber.  This is a classic example of Confederates creating weapons from what they had.  The blade has the distinctive College Hill "pen knife" traits.--$850.

  19. This ranks as one of the absolute rarest and most sought after Confederate Officer's sword of the American Civil War.  It is a superb Firmin & Sons "Dolphin Head" Confederate Naval Officer's sword and is THE VERY ONE pictured in Albaugh's book, Photograph Supplement of Confederate Swords.  It is pictured on pages 78 - 80 and is attributed to John McIntosh Kell, Executive Officer of the CSS Alabama.  This sword is in excellent overall condition with amazing, fine etching including a Confederate Flag and crossed cannons.  The grip is shark skin and remains completely intact.  This sword comes with a professionally made contemporary replacement scabbard that is perfect in every detail.  With this sword comes a framed family albumin photograph of John McIntosh Kell.  Civil War relics just do not get much better than this.  It has been in a local collection for many years.--$35,000.

  20. Excavated, Model 1840, heavy Cavalry saber scabbard.  This scabbard was recovered from the camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry which was raided and destroyed by Union Cavalry in March of 1863.  This scabbard was broken into three pieces and was actually recovered many, many years ago when we first found the camp.  It is currently still in three separate pieces, but displays very nicely.--$75.

  21. Quite uncommon "J. E. Bleckman" Model 1860 light cavalry saber and scabbard.  The saber is clearly marked, and is out of a local Southern estate.  Bleckmann sabers were imported from Solingen, Prussia.  A Rebel Tennessee Cavalryman very likely carried this one !!--$795.

  22. Massive 20 inch blacksmith made Confederate bowie with leather scabbard.  The bowie has a 14 inch long, and 1 1/2 inch wide blade with a clip tip.  The eaglehead pommel cap is from an 1820 era militia sword.  The grip is bone, and has "the remnants" of the original leather sheath, but the leather sheath is about gone "to the great beyond".  This is a REALLY big knife actually resembling a short artillery sword !!--$1,450.

  23. Beautiful condition, "Haiman" style, Confederate Dog River Cavalry saber and scabbard.  This saber is the is the style manufactured in Georgia by Haiman and has a very nice, never cleaned, unstopped fuller Confederate blade and a high copper content Confederate made guard and pommel cap.  The grip remains 100% intact and still has the original single strand copper wire.  The scabbard is a classic 1840 import and has had the rings and drag brass painted many years ago.  You couldn't ask for a prettier Confederate made Cavalry saber and iron scabbard.  This saber was on display in a museum for several years.--$2,950.

  24. Confederate manufacture "Dog River" style Confederate saber that was brought home from the Civil War, and made into a "tobacco cutting knife".  It was a very normal thing for Confederates to bring military items home from the war and adapt them to needs at home or on the farm.  This example has the classic "unstopped fuller" Confederate manufactured blade, and the "red brass" Southern style Cavalry saber guard.  The pommel cap has a casting flaw which is also a trait of Confederate made weapons.  This is a very classic example of how Southerners adapted Civil War weapons to civilian needs back at home.--$750.

  25. Very pretty condition, Model 1840, "Old Wristbreaker", heavy Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The saber is a product of Horstmann - Phila.  This saber is out of a local Southern estate and was almost surely Confederate carried.  Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest himself carried a similar saber at the beginning of the war.  The saber has a bright, clean blade just beginning to darken with age and is marked, "Horstmann - Phila."  The three branch brass guard remains in excellent condition, and the saber retains original wrap and wire on the grip.  It is in the original iron scabbard that has soldered on ring mounts and soldered on scabbard throat much like Confederate swords out of Mobile, Alabama.--$950.SOLD*

  26. Just brought in by a local family, and is 100% untouched.  This is a very nice hand-me-down Confederate local made "CS DOG RIVER" Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade has a pretty gently greying aged patina, and the brass guard has a thick - never touched - brown patina.  The grip is down to the wood with only a few fragments of the leather and single strands of iron wire.  The scabbard is a classic lap seamed - brass mounted CS made scabbard.  This is a very nice, straight out of the Southern estate and untouched for the last 150 years, Confederate manufactured, "Dog River" CS Cavalry saber and scabbard.--$3,850.

  27. Excellent condition, Confederate manufactured, "D-Guard" Naval Cutlass.  This style Confederate Cutlass is believed to be the product of Selma Arsenal - Alabama.  There have been two partially formed examples recovered from the river at the arsenal site leading us to believe this is a product of that arsenal.  The high copper content Confederate manufactured brass guard remains completely intact but does have a couple small cracks.  The blade on this Cutlass has a smooth, chocolate patina with two or three old blade-to-blade nicks.  Selma, Alabama, manufactured Confederate artifacts rate as some of the rarest and most sought after of the Confederacy.--$3,450.SOLD

  28. Extremely rare and in very nice condition, Confederate manufacture, short Artillery sword.  This style unmarked Confederate sword is a product of "E. J. Johnston & Company" of Macon, Georgia.  This company provided the Confederacy with many different types and models of edged weapons.  A few of the weapons of this type are actually maker marked, but far and away most are unmarked.  This example has a nice, clean blade, gently darkening with age, and the classic concentric ring cast brass guard that has a rich, aged never cleaned patina.  This is a nicer example than what most museums have.--$1,895.

  29. SUPER COOL GETTYSBURG ARTIFACT.  This is an 1840 era Militia Officer's sword that was being Confederate carried and was picked up at the Peach Orchard following the Battle of Gettysburg.  The sword has in ancient gold paint on the blade "Rebel - Peach Orchard" and was on display in a GAR Hall for many years.  For the last 50+ years, it has been in the collection of my long time friend, Clarence Byrd.  This artifact is absolutely untouched just like you want them to be left.--$1,850.SOLD

  30. Super rare, Boyle - Gamble, and McAfee - Richmond, Virginia, MARKED, Confederate Foot Officer's sword and scabbard.  This Confederate Officer's sword and scabbard was brought home as a war trophy by an Illinois soldier from the Civil War.  This rare Confederate sword has original wrap - a clean blade - and a deep, never cleaned, bronze/brown, aged patina on the maker-marked guard.  The sword has its original Confederate manufactured scabbard with both ring mounts, but the drag has dropped off somewhere over the years.  It is an extremely rare thing to find a maker-marked Confederate sword "in-the-wild" these days.  Here is your chance to have one of the more sought after Confederate Virginia Officer's sword in existence.--$7,950.SOLD

  31. Excellent condition and one of the most sought after of all the Ames light cavalry sabers.  This saber has a bright clean blade and is marked, "Ames Mfg Co - US - 1859".  Ames Cavalry sabers with dates this early were often Confederate carried.  The brass guard remains completely intact with a rich, aged patina.  The saber retains complete original wrap and wire on the grip.  The metal scabbard has an aged, dark brown patina and remains in excellent condition.--$975.SOLD*

  32. Extremely rare, excavated, COMPLETE, first model, cast brass guard for a Kenansville/Confederate States Armory Cavalry saber.  This guard was recovered about 40 years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp in North Carolina not very far from the Kenansville factory site.--$450.

  33. Just in out of the local area and highly likely Confederate carried, Model 1840, Heavy Cavalry saber and scabbard, AKA "Old Wristbreaker".  This saber remains in excellent condition with a nice, clean blade marked, "Horstmann - Phila".  The grip is 100% original and remains in perfect condition.  The metal scabbard remains in excellent condition as well and has been with the saber since the Civil War Era but may be in actuality a James Conning - Mobile, Alabama, scabbard in that the throat and mounts are leaded into place.  This is a very nice saber straight out of a Deep South estate.--$895.SOLD*

  34. Really pretty, "CS MARKED", Confederate Short Artillery sword.  This sword has a very nice blade, gently darkening with age.  The high copper content "CS Marked" guard has a rich, never cleaned, bronze/brown, aged patina.  This is a very rare Confederate sword and is nice enough to be in any museum across the country.  The cast brass guard has the "Star" and the "CS" cast into each side of the guard.  It is believed by many collectors that this sword may likely be a product of the Confederate Selma Arsenal in Southern Alabama.  There have been a couple partially molded examples recovered in the river at the arsenal site.  This will be an excellent addition to any Civil War collection, even to museum level.--$3,250.SOLD

  35. Extremely rare to recover, massive 14 inch Confederate bowie knife blade recovered from the camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry.  This bowie knife was made from a huge rasp, and you can still see remnants of some of the rasp teeth in areas.  Apparently the Texas guys were much like Crocodile Dundee, "No, this is a knife."  This will be a fine addition to any excavated Confederate weapons display.--$750.

  36. Just in out of a local Middle Tennessee estate, Model 1860 import, light cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade remains bright and clean with just a couple of small blade nicks from service.  The 3-branch brass guard has a rich, aged, bronze patina, and the grip has original wrap and wire.  The iron scabbard remains in very nice condition with a smooth, never cleaned, chocolate brown patina.  From where this saber came from, it was almost certainly Confederate carried.--$750.SOLD

  37. Very nice condition, Model 1840, "Old Wristbreaker", Heavy Cavalry saber and scabbard.  Model 1840 sabers were extensively carried by both Union and Confederate Cavalry, especially early in the Civil War.  Union Cavalry, for the most part, changed over to Model 1860 Light Cavalry sabers, but Confederate Cavalry continued to carry the Model 1840 "Old Wristbreaker" throughout the Civil War.  Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest carried one early in the war, and many in his command carried Model 1840 sabers throughout the Civil War.  This particular saber has an unusual 3-branch "iron" guard rather than the more typical brass guard.  These are generally an import procured before the Civil War by "Tiffany" of New York.  This example has a nice, clean, unmarked blade just beginning to darken with age.  The grip remains in nice condition as does the 3-branch iron guard and pommel cap.  This saber is out of a Central Arkansas estate and was very likely Confederate carried.(CW)--$795.SOLD

  38. Absolutely beautiful condition, Model 1840, "Old Wristbreaker", heavy Cavalry saber and scabbard.  This saber was just brought in by a local family, and we know who likely carried it.  The blade remains bright and clean and is "Solingen" marked.  The saber has very nice condition original wrap and wire.  Model 1840 sabers were extensively carried by both Union and Confederate Cavalry, especially early in the Civil War, although for the most part, Federal Cavalry changed over to the Model 1860 light by 1863.  Confederate Cavalry continued to carry the Model 1840 "Old Wristbreaker" throughout the Civil War.  Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest carried one early in the war, and many in his command carried Model 1840 sabers throughout the Civil War.  This example remains in very nice condition and would be a quality addition to any Civil War collection.--$895.SOLD

  39. Very nice condition, original, non-excavated Confederate Pike Head with a small portion of the original wooden shaft.  It measures 17" overall with a 9" Pike blade.  There is a law that says, "Every Confederate blade collector must have an example of an original Confederate Pike."--$895.SOLD

 

UNION 

  1. Very pretty condition Model 1840 Federal "N.C.O."(Non-Commissioned Officer) sword.  It has a nice clean blade marked "U.S.-1862-Chicopee, Mass."  This would be a super young collector first sword.--$395.
  2. Very pretty condition, Model 1840, NCO (Non-commissioned Officer) sword and scabbard.  The sword blade remains bright and clean with a crisp "Ames Mfg. Co. - 1864 - ADK - US" blade marking.  The cast brass guard remains in perfect condition.  The sword remains in its original leather scabbard, and the scabbard is complete but does have an old repair to a weak area a few inches above the brass drag.  This Model 1840 NCO sword and scabbard is definitely nicer than most that you see.--$695.SOLD
  3. Quite rare, "D. J. Millard", 1862 date, Federal light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  This is a nice quality saber with a clean blade and in very nice, original scabbard.  Early date Cavalry sabers like this one are hard to come by in nice condition, because they saw lots of service.  This one remains in excellent condition and a very rare maker to boot.--$1,150.
  4. Very nice condition, Model 1840, non-commissioned Officer sword only without scabbard.  The blade on this sword is clean and bright and is marked, "US - 1864 - Ames Mfc. Co. - Chicopee Mass."--$395.SOLD
  5. Very pretty condition Model 1840 Federal "N.C.O."(Non-Commissioned Officer) sword.  It has a nice clean blade marked "U.S.-1864-Chicopee, Mass."  This would be a super young collector first sword.--$350.SOLD*
  6. Very nice condition, Model 1860, Light Cavalry saber.  It has a nice, clean blade and is marked, "1863 - US - C. Roby".  The saber has original wrap and wire on the grip, and the iron scabbard is without even a single dent.--$895.

  7. Extremely rare "1860 date" of the Model 1860 light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  It has been my experience that most 1860 date light Cavalry sabers that locally come into the shop were carried by Confederate Cavalry ancestors.  This example has a nice leather grip intact with original wire and a nice, clean blade marked, "US - 1860 - J. T. - Ames Mfg. Co. - Chicopee Mass".  The blade remains clean and bright with only a couple of blade-to-blade nicks.  The scabbard remains in nice condition but does have a couple of small dings from actual usage.  The saber actually dated 1860 of the Model 1860 Cavalry saber is one of the hardest to come by.--$1,250.SOLD

  8. Absolutely beautiful condition, Model 1850, Federal Foot Officer’s sword and scabbard.  The blade on this sword remains clean and deeply engraved from top to bottom.  It is marked, “W. H. Horstmann & Sons – Philadelphia”.  The ray skin grip remains 100% intact as well as the gilted wire.  The leather scabbard remains complete with all three gilted mounts intact.  The sword even still has the original gilted Officer’s sword knot intact.  It was purchased years ago out of a central Ohio estate sale.  The sword is not only museum quality but is nicer than those in most museums.--$1,250. complete with original sword knot.--SOLD

  9. Just brought in - A very pretty condition, Model 1860, Federal Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  This saber has a nice clean blade marked "1864 - US - C. ROBY".  The saber has original wrap and wire, and the cast brass guard has a nice uncleaned, aged patina.  The scabbard has an uncleaned brown/black patina with only a couple minor service dings.  The saber has the type aged look we all really like.--$895.

  10. Very attractive, Model 1860, light Cavalry saber (without scabbard) was just brought into the shop by a local family.  The blade is clean and just beginning to darken.  It is marked, "US - 1865 - Ames Mfg. Co. - Chicopee, Mass".  The leather grip and wire as well as the 3-branch brass guard remain in very nice condition.  This would be an ideal first Civil War sword for a young Civil War enthusiast priced very reasonably.--$495.

  11. Massive Model 1832 Federal Artillery short sword.  This sword has a beautiful aged patina with blade markings of "N. P. Ames - Springfield - 1843 - U.S.".  There are several blade to blade nicks, so it appears this sword didn't just sit in an Arsenal.  Every collection should have an example of this distinctive "Roman Style" Model Sword.--$650.SOLD*

  12. Very nice condition, Model 1860, light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  This saber is out of an old Ohio GAR Hall and is marked, “US – 1865 – Ames Mfg. Co.”  The blade remains sparkling bright, and the grip has original wrap and wire.  The scabbard was nickel plated at some point which is quite common with artifacts out of a GAR Hall.--$750.SOLD

  13. Excellent condition, very ornate, cast brass, middle mount to an upper grade Federal Field & Staff Officer's sword.  The mount has a rich, never cleaned, aged brown patina.  It is quite hard to find a loose officer grade brass middle mount.--$65.

  14. Regulation, Federal, leather sword knot with crisp, clear "E. Gaylord - Chicopee Mass" makers mark.  The sword knot remains reasonably pliable and would be a very nice addition to someone's 1840 or 1860 Federal Cavalry saber.  The only negative is that some of the leather tassels at the very end have broken off due to age.--$195.

  15. Just in out of the local area, and without question Confederate carried.  This is a Model 1860 light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  This is a Federal issue saber but appears to have been Confederate captured, and the US blade markings have been removed.  The saber has a nice, clean blade and a crisp "Mansfield & Lamb" mark.  The original leather grip remains in perfect condition as well as the 3-branch brass guard.  The scabbard remains in excellent condition as well and is without even a single dent.  This is a very interesting Civil War saber with quite a story to tell.--$850.SOLD

  16. Model 1860 Federal light Cavalry saber that was just brought in out of the local area and was believed to have been Confederate carried.  The saber is maker marked "Mansfield & Lamb" and is dated "1864".  The saber's brass guard  is clearly bent in a manner definately indicating that the horse went down On The Brass Saber Guard at least once.  The saber is a Model 1860, but the scabbard is a Model 1840 likely because the scabbard was damaged when the horse went down.  Here is your saber if you are looking for one that saw action, and has a story to tell !!--$895.

  17. Nice condition, Model 1860, Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, aging, gray/brown patina with blade markings of, "US - Emerson & Silver - Trenton, NJ - 1864 - US - DFM".  The brass guard has a smooth, dark, attic bronze/brown patina, and the grip and wire remain intact.  The scabbard has a smooth, brown, aging patina with some slight remnants of old nickel plating.  The saber displays very nicely.--$795.

  18. Model 1860 Light Cavalry saber that somehow has the three-branch guard missing and has never been taken apart.  The blade has a smooth, chocolate patina and is marked, "Mansfield & Lamb - US - 1864".  There has to be quite a story as to how the brass guard came to be missing from this saber.  The grip remains completely intact with full original wrap and wire.  This is a great relic for a very reasonable price.--$475.

  19. Nice, clean, Model 1850, Foot Officer's sword (without scabbard) out of a Central Ohio estate.  The blade remains clean with clearly visible engraving from top to bottom.  The brass guard remains in very nice condition with rich, aged patina and gold gilt showing through in areas.  The grip has original sharkskin and some of the original wire.  The sword shows honest wear and no doubt saw action.--$595.

  20. Very attractive, Model 1860, Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade has a gently aging, gray/brown patina with blade markings of, "Ames Mfg - Chicopee - 1863 - US - ADK" (Alias King).  The three-branch brass guard remains in very nice condition with original wrap and wire on the grip.  The iron scabbard has a deep, aged, chocolate brown patina with only one dent near the lower mount.  This saber shows wear evidence indicating quite a lot of use.--$895.SOLD*

  21. Very nice condition, Model 1860, Ames produced Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  This saber was brought home from the Civil War as a souvenir by a local Confederate Infantry soldier.  The saber has a clean blade just beginning to darken with age.  The blade is marked, "Ames Mfg. Co. - US - 1865".  The grip remains in excellent condition with original wire intact.  The scabbard is in nice condition and has been with the saber since the Civil War Era, but is actually for an 1840 Heavy Cavalry saber.  This would be a beautiful saber to go over someone's mantle.--$695.SOLD

  22. Very pretty condition, 1820 - 1840 era, "P-Guard" Militia Officer's saber.  This saber is out of a Texas estate and is believed to have been carried by a Texas Cavalryman.  The grip on the saber is intricately carved bone, and the blade is nicely engraved with gilting and bluing.  It is quite a rarity to encounter a saber of this type with the original leather scabbard remaining completely intact with both mounts and original brass drag.  It is very likely that this saber was carried by a Texas Cavalryman and will be a museum quality addition to someone's Civil War collection.--$1,150.SOLD

  23. Absolutely beautiful, presentation grade, 1870's era, Fraternal sword in original ornate sheath.  The sword itself has an intricately engraved blade presented to "Benno Rohnert".  The sword has an inscribed ivory grip and an incredibly ornate, cast brass, scabbard throat and mount.  This is a Masonic Knights of Templar with IN HOC SIGNO VINCES around a "blood red passion cross".  It is my understanding that these ultra ornate Templar swords were reserved for the Masonic Commandery.  It is without a doubt the most ornate Fraternal sword that has come through this shop in many years.--$395.SOLD

  24. Beautiful condition, post Civil War Era, Federal Navy Officer's sword of the pattern of 1851.  The sword has a beautiful blade with 100% crisp, clear engraving and a presentation to "Tom Graham".  The sharkskin grip remains in very nice condition, and the scabbard remains in nice condition as well.  We are unsure as to the exact era that this sword falls, but we are confident that it is post Civil War Era.  This beautiful presentation sword will be a fun research project for someone.--$495.SOLD

  25. Model 1860, Federal Naval Cutlass with leather scabbard.  The Cutlass has an aging, brown/gray patina on the blade and is dated 1862.  The brass guard remains in nice condition, and the original leather scabbard remains with the sword but is missing the brass button for seating into the leather saddle.  The scabbard is very solid and sturdy but is missing the last couple of inches.  This would be a quality addition to someone's Civil War display.--$695.SOLD

  26. Model 1840, "Ames" heavy Cavalry saber (Old Wristbreaker) found in a Civil War Era outbuilding located near Charleston, South Carolina.  The saber is complete but has a very dark patina overall with some pitting to the scabbard due to exposure to the elements for the last 150 years.  When found, the grip was decayed down to wood and has had the leather nicely restored for better display.  The blade is marked, "Ames Mfg Co - Chicopee Mass - 1855 - US - JB".  This is a quite rare saber that could be displayed equally well with an excavated or non-excavated collection.--$850.SOLD*

  27. Very attractive, Model 1850, Federal Foot Officer's sword and original, metal scabbard.  The sword has crisp, visible, Union engraving on the blade top to bottom.  The sword is a "Solingen" marked import manufactured under Federal contract.  The grip has original sharkskin and original wire.  The metal scabbard has a smooth, brown, aged patina and a couple of normal small service dings.  The brass drag has a rich, dark, never cleaned patina and is mounted "upside-down" to the way it usually is.  If you like a nice, honest sword that clearly saw service and has not been cleaned, you will enjoy this one.--$1,150.SOLD

  28. Model 1850, Federal Field & Staff Officer's sword in original, brass mounted metal scabbard.  The blade on this officer's sword was at some point in time plated and has residue of old plating remaining today.  The cast brass guard remains in nice condition with a good bit of original gold gilt still visible.  The grip remains very nice with original shark skin wrap and wire.  The metal scabbard remains in nice condition as well and also has residue of old plating.  Over the years, I have discovered that a good many Civil War guns and swords that were plated were on display in old GAR meeting halls and UCV meeting halls.  Their thinking apparently was, if we plate them, we won't have to keep cleaning them.  This is a very attractive sword and scabbard with the cut-out "US" in the guard.--$950.

  29. Very pretty untouched Model 1860 AMES Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  This saber was purchased many years ago from a Pennsylvania estate sale not too many miles from Gettysburg.  The blade has a smooth grey-brown patina gently darkening with age.  The blade is marked "Ames Mfg. Co. - Chicopee, Mass. - 1863 - U.S.".  The brass guard remains in very nice condition, and the saber has nice original wrap and wire on the grip.  The original metal scabbard remains in very nice condition with a smooth - never cleaned - chocolate patina.  This saber is felt by many to be the most representative saber of the American Civil War.--$950.SOLD

  30. Very attractive condition, Model 1840, Ames production, N.C.O. (Non-commissioned officer) sword and original leather scabbard.  The sword has blade markings of "Ames Mfg. Co. - U.S. - 1862".  The original brass guard remains in excellent condition just beginning to tone with age.  The leather scabbard is complete with brass throat and drag intact.  There is a little black tape around the scabbard where the brass drag meets helping to support the weak area where the brass drag attaches to the leather scabbard.  Both the sword and scabbard remain in overall nice condition.--$595.SOLD

  31. Original, full length, very soft, tanned deer skin cover for an 1840 - 1850 era, ornate Militia Officer's sword.  These are quite delicate and fragile and rarely found still full length.  This one remains full length (38 inches) and has an early gilted Eagle button closure device.--$195.

  32. Model 1860, Federal Navy Cutlass.  The blade on this sword is actually an early excavated artifact.  The digger was able to locate an original 1860, Navy guard and brass pommel cap.  He reassembled the sword to display as it would have originally when issued.  This artifact could easily be a great centerpiece for an excavated relic collection.--$295.

  33. Beautiful condition, Model 1840, Ames Non-Commissioned Officer, Federal sword and scabbard.  The blade remains clean and bright with Ames on the scroll marking on one side and dated 1864 and marked "US" on the other.  The leather scabbard remains complete and in very nice condition tip to tip.--$695.SOLD

  34. Very - very nice condition Model 1852 Federal Naval Officer's Sword and Scabbard.  The blade is beautiful with deep - crisp engraving from top to bottom.  The guard has a rich never cleaned thick bronze - brown patina, and the grip has the original sharkskin weap and wire.  The blade is bright with sparkling bright engraving and is marked "Philadelphia" and would have been also marked "Horstmann" -  but that mark has been intentionally removed.  The leather scabbard is exceptionally nice with "coiled rope" ring mounts and a Dolphin drag.  What a fantastic gift this would be for that Naval person in your family.--$1,250.

  35. Quite ornate non-regulation Model 1850 Federal Field and Staff Officer's sword and scabbard.  The blade is darkening with age, but easily visible engraving remains. The guard is iron and quite ornate with the "cut-out eagle and U.S. and E. Pluribus Unum".  The original leather grip remains intact in some areas and is worn through to polished wood in other areas.  The scabbard has a thick brown aged patina and several small dents from use.  A nice honest example that has clearly "seen the elephant".--$795.

Bayonets

 

  1. Just brought in, very nice condition, .69 cal., Model 1842, triangular socket bayonet correct for the Model 1842, .69 cal. musket.  This bayonet has a smooth, dark, never cleaned attic patina and is quite likely a "left over" picked up here after the Battle of Stones River.  The bayonet has a very pleasing smooth surface and would clean up nicely if wanted.--$225.

  2. Very nice condition, .54 cal., non-excavated, 4-side, "Austrian" socket bayonet.  These were extensively Southern used, and all that I have recovered over the years were from Confederate occupied sites.--$195.SOLD

  3. Excellent condition, .577 cal., Enfield triangular socket bayonet in original leather brass mounted scabbard.  Perfect if you have a nice Civil War Enfield musket with no bayonet.--$395.SOLD

  4. Nice condition, Model 1816, .69 cal., friction fit socket bayonet.  This is just in out of the local area and was very likely actually used here at the Battle of Stones River.  The bayonet has a crisp, clear US mark.  If you have a Model 1816 musket needing a bayonet, here's your chance.--$195.

  5. This, of course, is not Civil War, but a family just brought it in.  It is a Model 1913, Spanish "NACIONAL TODEDO - Artilleria" rifle sword bayonet with original leather scabbard.  It remains in very nice condition but could use a little clean-up.--$125.

  6. Very nice condition, non-excavated, .577 cal., Enfield triangular socket bayonet.  This is a nice, clean bayonet but is missing the small lock ring.  This would be the perfect compliment to display with your .577 cal. Enfield 3-band rifled musket.--$175.

  7. Excellent condition, Model 1855, .58 cal., triangular socket bayonet in nice condition original leather scabbard.  This bayonet is correct for the Model 1855 musket, Model 1861 Springfield and contract muskets, and Model 1863 muskets.  This bayonet would be a perfect compliment if you have a nice musket missing the bayonet.--$375.

  8. Model 1842, .69 cal., triangular socket bayonet with smooth, chocolate, aged patina found in a log smokehouse here locally near the Battle of Stones River.  Both Union and Confederate forces used lots of Model 1842, .69 cal. muskets here.  This is a very nice, untampered with bayonet left over from the battle.--$195.

  9. Quite rare, Model 1862, Merrill Navy rifle, brass handle saber bayonet.  This bayonet has an extremely long blade of around 25 inches.  The cast brass guard is marked with a "G" and a serial number of 2341.  The blade has a dark brown patina with some pitting and appears to be an attic find.--$275.

  10. Very nice condition, Model 1842, .69 cal., Austrian four-side bayonet.  These were almost exclusively Confederate used.  It should be noted that this style bayonet was eventually banned from military use as inhumane.  This example remains in excellent condition.--$195.

  11. Smooth attic chocolate brown .58 cal. triangular socket bayonet correct for the Model 1855, all of the .58 cal. Model 1861 Springfield and contracts, and the .58 cal. Model 1863s.  The bayonet has never been cleaned, but could, if desired, be cleaned to partial or full bright.  It has a smooth, slick aged patina.--$195.

  12. Just brought in by a local family, .58 cal., Model 1855, triangular socket bayonet that appears the same as other socket bayonets, except this one has a small "S" marking that differs from most Civil War Era bayonets we encounter.  Some Civil War collectors feel these to be for the Model 1860 Spencer Rifles (that were used in quantity at Hoovers Gap here in Middle Tennessee).  The bayonet is in nice condition with a smooth, chocolate patina.  I am personally unsure what the "S" marking stands for.--$250.

  13. Nice condition, excavated, Model 1855, .58 cal., triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered on private property along the Union Line here at the Battle of Stones River.  Complete bayonets are becoming very rare to recover anymore.--$150.

  14. Excavated, .58 cal., Springfield or contract, triangular socket bayonet.  This was recovered many years ago along the Federal line here at Stones River.  It has been sealed and coated and is ready for display.--$175.

  15. Just brought in, very nice condition, .69 cal., Model 1842, triangular socket bayonet correct for the Model 1842, .69 cal. musket.  This bayonet has a smooth, dark, never cleaned attic patina and is quite likely a "left over" picked up here after the Battle of Stones River.  The bayonet has a very smooth surface and would clean up nicely if wanted.--$195.

  16. Very nice condition, .58 cal., triangular socket bayonet that is correct for the Model 1855 muskets, Model 1861 Springfield and contracts, and Model 1863 muskets.  The US mark remains deep and sharp, and the bayonet overall has a smooth, chocolate brown attic patina having never been cleaned.  Perfect if you have a .58 cal. musket needing a patinaed bayonet.--$195.

  17. 27 inch overall import Civil War Era saber bayonet.  This saber bayonet recently surfaced in a north Florida estate sale.  It is the style sometimes seen with Colt revolving rifles.  It has an aged, attic type patina and could have just as easily been Union or Confederate used.  This will be an excellent addition to someone's Civil War relic display.--$295.

  18. Very nice condition, non-excavated, .69 cal., triangular socket bayonet correct for the Model 1842 Springfield or Harpers Ferry, 3-band, .69 cal. musket.  This bayonet has a crisp "US" mark and is just beginning in areas to darken with age.--$250.

  19. Nice condition, Battlefield pick-up, 4 side, .54 cal., Austrian socket bayonet.  This bayonet came out of a local smokehouse near the Battlefield here at Stones River and was almost certainly a pick-up on the field after the battle.  It has a smooth, even, aged, chocolate brown patina.--$150.

  20. Quite attractive, .577 cal., Enfield triangular socket bayonet in original leather scabbard.  This would display very nicely with your .577 cal., 3-band Enfield musket.--$395.SOLD

  21. Very nice condition, non-excavated, Enfield saber bayonet with pressed leather grips.  The blade on this bayonet has a smooth, gently aging, brown/gray patina, and the checkered pressed leather grips remain completely intact.  This would be an excellent addition to any Confederate relic display.--$295.SOLD

  22. Very pretty condition, Model 1861, US Navy rifle saber bayonet.  This style saber pattern bayonet was made for the Model 1861 Plymouth Navy rifle.  This example has a bright, clean blade marked, "Collins & Co- Hartford, Conn."  The cast brass guard remains in perfect condition with the attaching spring intact and strong.  The saber bayonet remains in its original leather scabbard, and we have added a reproduction leather carrying frog for display.  If you have a Model 1861 Plymouth Navy rifle, this would make a fantastic compliment to complete your musket display.--$650.

  23. Excavated, .54 cal., 4-side Austrian socket bayonet.  This was recovered over 20 years ago along the Confederate line on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.--$98.SOLD

  24. Early 45 - 70 trapdoor bayonet (Indian Wars era) picked-up near Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  This fort has been active for almost 200 years with lots of activity during the Indian War's Era.  The bayonet and scabbard are rusty from many years exposure, but everything remains intact and stable.--$125.

  25. Excavated, broken, .577 cal., Enfield triangular socket bayonet.  These two bayonet portions were recovered on private property along the Confederate battle line here at the Battle of Stones River.  One can only guess what occurred in the battle resulting in this bayonet being broken.  With these two pieces, only the very tip of the bayonet is not present.--$65.

  26. Bright, clean, .69 cal., friction fit, triangular socket bayonet often seen on Remington conversions of the Model 1816 muskets.  This style bayonet will also fit most Springfield and Harpers Ferry Model 1816 muskets.--$225.

  27. .577 cal., Enfield, triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet has been hanging in a barn here near Stones River and is quite likely a pick-up from the battlefield.  It has a smooth, chocolate, aged patina.--$175.

  28. Nice, clean, Remington Zouave saber bayonet in original leather scabbard.  The bayonet itself has a sparkling bright blade and a perfect condition, cast brass guard.  The leather scabbard is complete but does have some tape supporting a weak spot just above the drag.  Other than that one area, the scabbard is complete and nice.--$450. complete with scabbard.

  29. Very nice condition, non-excavated, .69 cal., triangular socket bayonet correct for a "Towers" musket.  This was brought in out of a local estate and was almost certainly Confederate carried.--$195.SOLD*

  30. Quite unusual, excavated, .69 cal., Model 1842, triangular socket bayonet.  This was recovered over 30 years ago on private property along the Confederate battle line here at Stones River.  Interestingly, the socket is broken just behind the lock ring.  I can't imagine how you would accomplish breaking the bayonet at this point.--$95.

  31. .58 cal., triangular, socket bayonet correct to fit the Model 1855, all Springfield and contract rifled muskets Model 1861, and Model 1863 type 1 & 2 muskets.  The bayonet was an early battlefield pick-up here at Stones River and has a smooth, chocolate brown patina overall.--$150.

  32. Nice condition excavated .58 cal. Springfield trianglar socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered over 40 years ago on private property here at Stones River.  It is rusty, of course, but has been nicely cleaned, and is ready for display.  It is complete to the very tip, and even has the lock ring still intact.  These days - it is a real rarity to recover one of these, and they are almost never in this nice condition.--$150.

  33. Uncommonly nice condition saber bayonet in its original leather sheath, correct for the Remington Zouave rifle.  The blade remains sparkling bright without even one hint of rust or darkening.  The heavy cast brass guard remains perfect as well and has a nice, untouched, bronze patina.  The original leather scabbard is complete and in nice condition, but the stitched seam has opened up in areas.  This would be an excellent compliment to display with your Remington Zouave rifle.--$395.

  34. Very nice condition, .69 cal., triangular socket bayonet originally issued with .69 cal., Model 1816 muskets that were converted to percussion using the Maynard priming system by Remington.  The bayonet will also fit .69 cal., Model 1842 muskets, and I have gotten in directly from families, Model 1842 hand-me-down muskets with this bayonet on the musket.--$195.

  35. Early battlefield pick-up look, .577 cal., Enfield, rifled musket, triangular socket bayonet.  The bayonet is missing the lock ring, but is otherwise full length and complete.--$150.

  36. .58 cal., triangular socket bayonet, correct for .58 cal. Springfield or contract 3-band rifled muskets.  The metal is smooth, just beginning to darken with age.  It was apparently a private purchase, because there are no US marks.--$195.

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