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Blades
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  1. Just brought into the shop out of the local area this morning, Model 1840 import, Heavy Cavalry saber and scabbard - "Old Wristbreaker".  This saber has a smooth, clean blade just turning gray/brown with age.  The grip retains original wrap and wire, and the 3-branch, cast brass guard has a rich, uncleaned, aged, bronze patina.  The scabbard remains in very nice condition with the normal small dings and marks of actual field service.  Many Confederate Cavalrymen, under the command of General Nathan Bedford Forrest, carried "Old Wristbreakers" exactly like this one.  This saber will be an excellent addition to someone's Southern Cavalry display.--SOLD

  2. Very pretty condition, Confederate carried, Model 1860, unmarked import, Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, aging, gray patina as does the scabbard.  The grip retains original wrap and wire, and the three branch brass guard remains in excellent condition with a nice, aged patina.  This is out of a Central Mississippi estate.--$795.

  3. Quite ornate non-regulation Model 1850 Federal Field and Staff Officer's sword and scabbard.  The blade is clean, just beginning to gray with age, and 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 sharkskin and wire remains perfectly intact on the grip.  The scabbard has a slick brown aged patina with only a couple of small dings from use.  This sword was carried by Confederate States Surgeon, John. H. Claiborne, and was purchased directly from the family which remains located here in Middle Tennessee.--$895.SOLD

  4. Extremely rare and in very nice condition, Confederate manufactured "Cornpone" Southern Cavalry saber and scabbard.  This saber and scabbard was for many years in the collection of Dr. Rees Buttram of Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Dr. Buttram's notes indicate that the saber was for many years on display in a Chattanooga area UCV Hall.  The saber has a nice, clean blade, just beginning to darken with age.  It has original grip and wire and three branch, cast brass Cavalry guard.  This saber is in the scabbard that it was in on display in the UCV Hall.  The scabbard has been painted which is not unusual for items displayed in Veteran Halls.  The saber does appear to have been carried in the scabbard for many years, but the scabbard is a little bit short and isn't likely the scabbard originally issued with the saber.  The CS manufactured "Cornpone" saber is one you rarely see offered for sale, especially one in nice condition.--$4,250.

  5. Quite scarce, original, first edition, "Confederate Edged Weapons" by William A. Albaugh, III.  This is an excellent example with the original dust jacket still intact.--$95.SOLD

  6. Quite rare, and in very nice condition New Jersey state contract Model 1840 heavy cavalry saber by "Emerson and Silver".  The blade remains sparkling bright and is marked "NJ - Emerson and Silver - Trenton, NJ".  This saber has original wrap and wire on the grip, and the cast brass guard is perfect with a rich, never cleaned, aged patina.  This is a state contract saber that you don't often see for sale.--$895.

  7. This is an absolutely beautiful and "Museum Worthy" Battlefield Pick-Up Confederate Cavalry Saber and Scabbard.  This is an extremely RARE "North Carolina Cornpone" (believed to have been made at Kenansville, NC) with a FANTASTIC OLD BROWN INK LETTER DOCUMENTING EXACTLY WHERE THE SABER WAS FOUND.  The saber was picked up on the Battlefield of FIVE FORKS, and has been in the possesion of the Frank Wilcox family since 1894.  I'm still pondering whether to put this one on my wall, or to let someone else enjoy it.  Give me a call if interested.  This is a GREAT Relic !!!!SOLD

  8. Very nice condition and extremely rare, Confederate short sword manufactured by Reid Bros. of Georgia.  Reid Brothers is most famous for manufacturing Confederate Pikes.  Over the last 45 years, I have only seen about a half dozen or so Confederate short swords manufactured by and maker marked, "Reid Bros."  It is believed by most Confederate edge weapon collectors that the Ried Brothers Confederate short sword was likely an adaptation of a Confederate pike head.  The short sword measures 24 inches overall with an 18 3/4 inch blade.  The blade has a smooth, never cleaned, aged patina with numerous casting flaws.  The sword has a small, brass cross guard, a walnut grip, and a brass cap.  This is a Confederate rarity and would be a fine addition to any Confederate artifact display.--$1,950.

  9. Quite rare, 10 inch, Sheffield sideknife with beautiful, patriotic gutta percha grips.  The blade on this knife is six inches long with a clipped tip and remains razor sharp.  It has a 2 1/2 inch brass cross guard and is going to make a beautiful addition to someone's Civil War display.--$395..SOLD

  10. Extremely rare, Confederate short sword, hand crafted from a Confederate Naval Cutlass.  The Cutlass appears to be a Griswold product and has had the massive Naval, brass d-guard removed and replaced by a small, functional brass guard reminding one much of the Leech and Rigdon short sword product with no guard at all.  The blade has a smooth, gray/brown patina, and the cast bronze grip and guard have a rich, never cleaned, aged patina.  The transition from Naval Cutlass to short sword is so perfectly done that one would think it the work of an arsenal.  This is a very unusual, Confederate weapon and is in rich, aged, never cleaned, untouched condition.  It will be a fantastic addition to any Confederate weapons display.--$Extremely rare, Confederate short sword, hand crafted from a Confederate Naval Cutlass.  The Cutlass appears to be a Griswold product and has had the massive Naval, brass d-guard removed and replaced by a small, functional brass guard reminding one much of the Leech and Rigdon short sword product with no guard at all.  The blade has a smooth, gray/brown patina, and the cast bronze grip and guard have a rich, never cleaned, aged patina.  The transition from Naval Cutlass to short sword is so perfectly done that one would think it the work of an arsenal.  This is a very unusual, Confederate weapon and is in rich, aged, never cleaned, untouched condition.  It will be a fantastic addition to any Confederate weapons display.--$1,250.

  11. Very rare and in excellent condition, "MOLE" marked,  imported, and often Confederate used English Cavalry saber.  The pressed leather grips remain in very nice condition, and the blade remains sparkling bright.  The Mole marking remains as deep and sharp as it was during the Civil War.  The scabbard has a smooth, chocolate, aged patina and is without even a single dent.  This is an imported and often C.S. used saber that many collections are missing and quite difficult to find in nice condition.--$1,295.

  12. Extremely rare, Confederate manufactured, Mitchell & Tyler - Richmond, VA, Confederate Foot Officer's sword in original leather scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, uncleaned, gray/brown patina with faint traces of original Confederate etching.  The Confederate manufactured, brass guard has a rich, bronze/brown, uncleaned, aged patina.  It has original wrap and wire on the grip with the leather worn through to wood in several places.  The leather scabbard has been with the sword as it has come down through the ages.  At some point, the brass drag dropped off the scabbard and became lost.  We have located a brass Foot Officer sword scabbard drag with a closely matching patina.  This is a very rare Confederate manufactured Foot Officer's sword with scabbard and is going to be an excellent addition to someone's Confederate display.--$3,450.Extremely rare, Confederate manufactured, Mitchell & Tyler - Richmond, VA, Confederate Foot Officer's sword in original leather scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, uncleaned, gray/brown patina with faint traces of original Confederate etching.  The Confederate manufactured, brass guard has a rich, bronze/brown, uncleaned, aged patina.  It has original wrap and wire on the grip with the leather worn through to wood in several places.  The leather scabbard has been with the sword as it has come down through the ages.  At some point, the brass drag dropped off the scabbard and became lost.  We have located a brass Foot Officer sword scabbard drag with a closely matching patina.  This is a very rare Confederate manufactured Foot Officer's sword with scabbard and is going to be an excellent addition to someone's Confederate display.--$3,450.SOLD

  13. Very attractive, "Haiman" style, Confederate manufactured, Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade remains in nice condition, just beginning to turn brown/gray with age.  The high copper content brass guard remains in perfect condition with a rich, never cleaned, bronze patina.  The grip retains 80% - 90% original brown leather wrap and has fragments of the single strand iron wire.  The Confederate manufactured, brass mounted, lap seam scabbard remains in excellent condition showing extensive wear with the upper ring mount worn within 1/32 of an inch being worn all the way through.  This is a beautiful and historic Confederate artifact that has spent extensive time in the saddle.--$4,250.

  14. Quite rare, "Dog River" style, Confederate manufactured, Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The saber has a nice, clean blade, with classic, Confederate, unstopped fuller, and just beginning to gray with age.  The high copper content brass guard has a rich, aged, bronze patina and is classic Confederate manufactured.  The saber has original wrap and wire on the grip with about 90% of the original leather remaining intact.  The scabbard is classic, lap seam, brass mounted, Confederate construction and has a thick, brown, aged patina.  The scabbard is complete except for missing the small, brass plate at the top.  There is nice wear in the ring mounts indicating lots of actual field service.--$3,950.

  15. Extremely rare, 14 inch, hand blacksmith crafted, Confederate bowie knife in original, brown leather, hand tooled, Confederate sheath and belt cradle.  This is an exceptionally nice Confederate side knife/bowie purchased in 1989 out of the Nationally know Fred Slaton, Jr. collection of Nebo, KY.  The blade appears to have been made from a file and has a 4 1/2 inch walnut grip.  For many years, the Fred Slaton, Jr. collection was considered one of the best in the nation, and it is virtually unheard of to find an original Confederate bowie in both its original brown leather sheath and also the original brown leather, hand-crafted saddle for attaching it to the belt.  This is an unusually nice Confederate blade with a cool Fred Slaton pedigree.--$1,295.

  16. Beautiful condition, 12 inch overall, blacksmith crafted, Confederate, spear point, "S" guard dagger.  The dagger remains in excellent condition with a bright, clean 7 1/2 inch blade and in its original hand-stitched, brown leather, Confederate sheath.  This dagger is a classic example of those you often see on belts in Confederate photographs.  The original brown leather sheath is almost rarer than the dagger itself.--$1,150.

  17. Very nice condition, massive 21" Confederate side knife, blacksmith made from an English manufactured cavalry saber with pressed leather grips.  The knife has a smooth, chocolate, never cleaned brown patina overall and original pressed leather grips remaining perfectly intact.  This is a well crafted and lethal Confederate weapon and would make a fine addition to your Confederate weapons display.--$895.SOLD

  18. Excellent condition, excavated, solid silver, side knife scabbard tip.  This was recovered from the 1863 camp of the 16th Alabama Infantry.--$65.

  19. Extremely rare and excellent condition hand blacksmith crafted Confederate artillery Short Sword.  The sword appears to be made from a buggy spring or a large rasp.  It has an "S" shaped cross guard and has its original walnut grip.  This is out of a local estate and is completely uncleaned - untouched - and is 23 inches in overall length.  It is MANY times rarer than a Southern hand crafted bowie knife.  Here is your chance to own a Confederate Blade that MOST (even advanced) collections are missing.--$1,850.

  20. Nice condition, crude blacksmith crafted, 12 1/2" overall, Confederate sideknife.  The blade on the dagger is just over 7" in length and is crafted from a file, and it has a pewter throat and walnut grip.  The knife remains in its original leather sheath, and although very crude in construction, is quite sturdy built and remains very sharp yet today.  Maybe not ornate or fancy, but I guarantee this knife would yet today be lethal as ever.--$495.

  21. Absolutely beautiful condition, SUPER RARE, Confederate manufactured wooden scabbard Confederate Cavalry saber.  Most collectors now believe this to be a product of Kraft, Goldschmidt, and Kraft of Columbia, SC.  This extremely rare Confederate saber was for many years believed a product of H. Marshall of Atlanta, GA.  This example has a bright, clean blade and an excellent grip with original wrap and wire.  The original wooden scabbard is one of the nicest that I have seen in years.  This fine Confederate Cavalry saber was for many years on display in a GAR Post in Boston.  You couldn't ask for a nicer example of this extremely scarce Confederate manufactured Cavalry saber and scabbard.--$8,500..

  22. Very nice condition, Confederate Manufacture "Very nice condition, Confederate Manufacture "Dog River" CS Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, attic brown patina, and the grip has original wrap and wire and a beautiful aged bronze patina on the Confederate cast red brass guard.  The scabbard is soldered lap seam Confederate construction with heavy brass ring mounts.  This saber shows clear evidence of saddle wear and has several small dings and marks from actual field service.  Any Confederate collector would be proud to have this Confederate produced Cavalry saber in their collection.--$4,250.

  23. 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.

  24. Fresh in the door, crude, blacksmith-made, 17" Confederate Bowie Knife.  The blade is blacksmith handcrafted from a large rasp and has many rasp teeth still remaining visible, both on the flats of the blade and along the upper edge.  The copper ferrule around the walnut handle and the brass washer around the riveted tang have a 150-year-old, never cleaned, rich bronze/brown aged patina.  This is a wicked hand-made Confederate weapon, and still remains sharp enough to easily cut you.  It is going to be a fine addition to someone's Confederate blade display.--$975..

  25. pike.jpg (44751 bytes)pikedesc.jpg (52672 bytes)Beautiful condition Confederate Pike complete with cuff and several inches of the original pole.  These original Confederate Pikes were sold by Bannerman during the 1950's era and he cut the poles into so that they were much easier and less expensive to ship.  Every Confederate collection should have an example of an original Confederate Pike.--$1,150.
  26. ornateswd.JPG (12115 bytes)ornateswdopn.JPG (17871 bytes)ornateswdcls2.JPG (49777 bytes)ornateswdgrd.JPG (63202 bytes)ornatesedeagl.JPG (58129 bytes)ornateswdgrp.JPG (61235 bytes)ornateswdeng.JPG (60419 bytes)ornateswdeng2.JPG (95821 bytes)Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful high grade 1840 era Militia Officer's sword and scabbard.  The pommel cap is an intricate, finely detailed gilted cast brass eagle, as is the sword's cast brass cross guard.  BOTH the brass scabbard and the blade have finely detailed engraving, and the grip is very old ivory.  Only a high ranking officer would have carried a sword of this fine grade.  Anyone that comes to look at your collection will stop in their tracks when they get to this one.  Swords of this type were carried by both Union and Confederate High Ranking Officers.--$1,850.

Union

  1. Absolutely beautiful, relic condition, high grade, Federal Field and Staff Officer's sword and scabbard.  This sword was found in the attic of an old home here.  The ornate cast brass guard has a drooped wing eagle perched on a shield and surrounded by flags.  Although in relic condition, the scabbard has somewhat protected the blade, and deep sharp engraving remains on both sides of the blade top to bottom.  The metal scabbard remains intact but has rusted in areas.  The brass mounts on the scabbard have a near chocolate brown patina as does the brass guard on the sword.  This sword is one of the coolest "attic finds" that I have seen in a good while.--$695.

  2. Very rare to come by, complete, loose, Model 1850 Foot Officer's original brass mounted leather scabbard.  This scabbard was found in the attic of an old home here in Middle Tennessee.  If you have a loose Foot Officer's sword, this scabbard will display beautifully with it, but will likely not allow the blade to go inside due to leather shrinkage over the past 150 years.  It does have a beautiful look though and still has one of the original sword hangers intact on the lower ring.  We are pricing the entire scabbard at less than the original hardware on the scabbard would sell for.--$250.

  3. Very nice condition, Model 1860 Ames manufactured, Federal Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, brown/gray patina just beginning to darken with age.  The blade is marked, "Ames Mfg. Co. - Chicopee - 1864 - US".  This saber has original wrap and wire and original 3-branch brass guard, also with a rich, aged patina.  The iron scabbard remains in nice condition with a smooth, chocolate, aged patina and shows extensive service with the ring worn halfway through the ring mount.  This saber has spent lots of time in the saddle.--$895.

  4. Nothing less than DROP DEAD BEAUTIFUL SUPER HIGH PRESENTATION GRADE "Tomes - Son, & Melvain - New York" Federal Officer's sword.  This high grade officer's sword has a solid silver engraved grip, and the cast Eagle in the guard has REAL ruby eyes.  The blade retains crisp engraving from top to bottom.  The scabbard is extremely high grade with a sharkskin covered body and intricately engraved brass mounts.  This beautiful presentation sword is out of an Ohio estate sale and will be a centerpiece to even a museum quality display.--$3,850.

  5. Very attractive, Model 1840, Ames produced, Federal Musicians sword.  The blade has a very nice, smooth, aging, gray/brown patina with markings of, "1862 - Ames Mfg. Co. - US".  This pretty sword is out of a Florida estate where the family moved from the northern states to Florida sunshine and recently passed.--$295.

  6. Quite rare, Model 1832, Ames regulation, artillery short sword manufactured in the first year of production.  This sword has a smooth, aged, never cleaned, gray/brown patina with blade markings of, "Ames - Springfield - 1832 - US".  The original leather scabbard remains complete and in very nice, solid condition.  This would be a quality addition to either a Civil War artillery display or a Civil War sword display.  It has been many years since I have had a first year production Ames short artillery sword.--$975.

  7. Complete, Model 1840, Federal Musician's sword.  This is a battlefield pick-up recovered in Central Virginia and is dated "1863".  The blade is rusty from lying out several years but was found early enough that the blade remains quite strong and stable, and the date and US mark can still be seen.  This artifact would fit equally as nicely in either a dug or non-dug Civil War artifact display.--$275.

  8. Model 1860, Light Cavalry saber (saber only without scabbard).  This saber has a clean blade, just beginning to turn brown/gray with age.  It is marked, "C. Roby, Chelmsford Mass - 1865 - US."  The grip is worn to polished wood, and the brass guard remains in nice condition, except for the outside branch which appears to have been broken off by an impact - likely a projectile.  This saber will almost certainly be a topic of conversation in any collection.--$550.

  9. Very pretty, Model 1860, Light Cavalry saber with sparkling bright blade from tip to tip and is marked, "US - 1864 - Mansfield & Lamb - Forestdale R.I."  This saber has original wrap and wire on the grip and also original metal scabbard that is without even one single dent.  All in all, this is a considerably nicer quality Model 1860 Light Cavalry saber than most that come along.--$895.

  10. Absolutely beautiful, silver gripped, presentation grade, Model 1850, Federal Field and Staff Officer's sword and scabbard.  The blade remains clean and bright with easily visible engraving and a space provided in the engraving for a presentation, but no presentation was engraved.  The blade is marked, "Clauberg -Solingen".  The brass guard remains in excellent condition with about 90% bright gold gilt still remaining.  The silver grip and triple strand brass wire remain in perfect condition.  The metal scabbard is equally presentation grade with intricate engraving on each mount and a shield provided on the top mount for a presentation, but the shield remains open.  This is a high grade, beautiful sword that shows wear on the drag and in the ring mounts, clearly indicating that it actually saw service.  This high grade Officer's sword and scabbard is going to be a fine addition to someone's Civil War collection.--$1,750.

  11. Very nice condition, Model 1850, Federal Foot Officer's sword in original leather scabbard.  The blade remains clean and bright, just beginning to darken with age in areas.  The blade is marked, "Clauberg - Solingen and Iron Proof".  The engraving remains clearly visible from top to bottom of the blade.  The grip retains original shark skin, and the brass guard has a pleasing aged patina.  It is in its original leather scabbard that is complete with no breaks or repairs and has lots of wear in the ring mounts and on the tip of the brass drag.  This is a sword that clearly saw LOTS of actual Civil War field service.--$975..

  12. Very nice condition, Model 1840, Ames manufactured, non-commissioned officer (NCO) sword in original leather scabbard.  The blade remains bright and clean and is marked, "US - 1864 - Ames Mfg Co - Chicopee Mass".  The leather scabbard remains complete and sound with no repairs or weak spots.  This would be a quality addition to any Civil War collection.--$695.Very nice condition, Model 1840, Ames manufactured, non-commissioned officer (NCO) sword in original leather scabbard.  The blade remains bright and clean and is marked, "US - 1864 - Ames Mfg Co - Chicopee Mass".  The leather scabbard remains complete and sound with no repairs or weak spots.  This would be a quality addition to any Civil War collection.--$695.

  13. Model 1860, Light Cavalry saber and original metal scabbard.  The blade is marked, "US - 1864 - Mansfield & Lamb."  The blade remains overall clean, just beginning to darken in a few areas.  The 3-branch, brass Cavalry guard has an attractive, gently aging, bronze patina.  The original leather wrap and wire remains perfectly intact and is nicer than most that you encounter.--$850..

  14. Absolutely mint, beautiful condition, Model 1852, Federal Naval Officer's sword and scabbard.  The blade has bright, beautiful engraving and frosting from top to bottom and is marked, "Ames Mfg. Co. Chicopee Mass."  The brass guard has an intricate US Navy motif with literally 100% bright gold gilt.  The original sharkskin grip and wire remain intact and in near mint condition.  The leather scabbard is complete and in very nice condition, and all three mounts  have virtually 100% bright gold gilt.  The top mount is marked, "Ames Mfg. Co Chicopee Mass."--$2,250.Absolutely mint, beautiful condition, Model 1852, Federal Naval Officer's sword and scabbard.  The blade has bright, beautiful engraving and frosting from top to bottom and is marked, "Ames Mfg. Co. Chicopee Mass."  The brass guard has an intricate US Navy motif with literally 100% bright gold gilt.  The original sharkskin grip and wire remain intact and in near mint condition.  The leather scabbard is complete and in very nice condition, and all three mounts  have virtually 100% bright gold gilt.  The top mount is marked, "Ames Mfg. Co Chicopee Mass."--$2,250.

  15. Very attractive, Model 1850, Federal Foot Officer's sword in original, high grade, sharkskin covered scabbard.  The blade remains clean, just beginning to turn gray with age.  Deep intricate engraving remains visible from top to bottom and is maker marked, "W. H. Horstmann - Philadelphia."  The brass guard remains in excellent condition with a pretty, never cleaned, bronze/brown patina.  The grip has original sharkskin and wire.--$1,150.

  16. Beautiful condition, Model 1840, Federal Musician's sword and scabbard by Ames.  The blade remains sparkling bright and is marked, "US - 1864 - Ames Mfg Co."  The leather scabbard remains as perfect as the day it was issued.  You just won't find one much nicer than this one.--$650.

  17. 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.

  18. Nice condition, Model 1860, 1864 date, New Jersey marked, Ames light cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade remains clean and is marked, "Ames Mfg - Chicopee Mass." - 1864 - N.J. - D.R."  The three branch brass guard remains in nice condition and has an attractive, aging patina.  The saber has original wrap and wire on the grip, but the leather wrap is wearing through to the wood beneath in some areas.  The metal scabbard remains in nice condition with a smooth, gray/brown patina and just two or three small dings from actual service.  This is a good, solid, Model 1860, Federal Cavalry saber that remains in good condition, but does show actual signs of service.--$795.

  19. Model 1840, Federal light artillery saber and scabbard.  The blade remains clean with just a few areas beginning to darken with age and is marked, "Ames Mfg. Co. - Chicopee Mass - US - 1865."  The blade was sharpened long ago but is aged to match the rest of the blade.  The D-shaped brass guard remains in very nice condition with an attractive, aged patina.  The leather grip was restored in the 1960's and displays as nicely as original today.  It is in the original metal scabbard which remains in good condition, but does have several small dings from field service.--$795.

  20. Model 1840, Federal Musicians sword and original metal scabbard.  The sword has an aging, gray/brown patina on the blade and is marked "US - 1863 - Emerson and Silver - Trenton NJ".  The cast brass guard remains in excellent condition, and the original metal scabbard remains in nice condition as well with a pleasant, aging, gray/brown patina.  There are far less Emerson and Silver 1840 Musicians than the Ames we most commonly encounter.--$550.

  21. Relic condition, Model 1860, Federal Navy Cutlass.  The blade on this Cutlass is pitted and appears to have possibly been excavated once upon a time.  The massive, brass guard has a small portion broken away but remains 80% - 90% intact.  The grip was restored for display back in the 1970's era.  Not high grade by any means, but is still a real deal Civil War sword.--$250.

  22. Very nice condition, Model 1860, Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade remains clean with no rust at all and just beginning to gray with age.  The blade is marked, "US - 1864 - Emerson & Silver, Trenton NJ".  The three-branch brass guard remains in nice condition with a gently aging, bronze patina.  The grip retains 100% original wrap and wire intact.  The iron scabbard has a smooth, gray/brown patina just beginning to age with time.  There is nice ring wear in the upper mount indicating actual field service.--$895.

  23. Fresh out of the attic, Model 1850, Federal Foot Officer's sword (sword only without leather scabbard).  The blade is just beginning to darken in areas with age and retains original blade engraving almost full length on both sides of the blade.  The sword retains its original brass guard with a beautiful, near chocolate aged patina and original sharkskin on the grip.  This would be a fantastic first Civil War sword for a young or new Civil War collector.--$450.

  24. Nice condition, Model 1840, Ames production, light Artillery saber and scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, gently aging, brown/gray patina and is marked, "Ames Mfg Co - Chicopee - 1863".  The grip remains intact with original wrap and wire.  The scabbard has a smooth, brown/gray, aged patina with just a couple of small dings from actual field service.  Every Civil War collection needs a nice light Artillery saber.--$975.SOLD

  25. 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.

  26. Very pretty Model 1850, Federal Foot Officer's sword.  The sword has a nice clean blade with lots of original engraving remaining visible.  The brass guard has a rich, aged, bronze/brown patina with original sharkskin on the grip.   This is a really pretty "just as attic found" Federal Foot Officer's sword.--$550.

  27. Absolutely beautiful condition, complete Model 1832, Federal Artillery short sword, scabbard, and belt rig.  The sword itself has a clean blade just beginning to darken in areas with age.  The blade is marked "N.P. Ames Cabotville" on one side and "U.S. - 1847" on the other.  The short sword is mounted on the extremely rare, original, white buff belt with the two disc style cast brass buckle.  The belt remains complete and quite pliable and is maker marked, "H. Dingee - New York" on the belt reverse.  The belt remains strong, but clearly shows actual field service.  The buckle has a rich, aged, never cleaned patina.--$2,450.

  28. Very attractive, Model 1850, contract import, Federal Foot Officer's sword and scabbard.  The blade is just beginning to gray with age and has clearly legible US engraving from top to bottom, and is "Solingen" marked.  The brass guard is in very nice condition with a rich, uncleaned, aged, bronze patina and original sharkskin and wire on the grip.  The sword is in the original, brass mounted, metal scabbard that it came down through the family in.  It has a couple of small dents from field service but is a nice, honest example of a typical Federal Foot Officer's sword and scabbard that was carried in the American Civil War.--$895.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. Quite ornate non-regulation Model 1850 Federal Field and Staff Officer's sword and scabbard.  The blade is clean, just beginning to gray with age, and 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 sharkskin and wire remains perfectly intact on the grip.  The scabbard has a slick brown aged patina with only a couple of small dings from use.  A nice honest example that has clearly seen field service.--$895.

  32. Quite rare, Model 1860, Union enlisted Cavalry saber and scabbard by maker J.E. Bleckmann imported from Solingen, Prussia.  It is believed that only about 5,000 of these sabers were actually received from Bleckmann.  The firm of J.E. Bleckmann was located in Solingen, Prussia, and the sabers were considered quality, well made pieces.  The blade has Bleckmann's signature mark of a bow and arrow with "B and M" inside of the bow.  The blade on this saber is clean and well marked.  The three-branch brass guard has a rich, aged, never cleaned patina.  The grip is worn to polished wood indicating the saber saw considerable service.  The iron scabbard remains in very nice condition without even a single dent.--$750.

  33. 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. Very nice condition, original, .577 cal., Enfield triangular socket bayonet in its original black leather scabbard.  This will be the perfect compliment to display with your .577 cal. Enfield 3-band rifled musket.--$275.

  2. Very pretty condition, original, Model 1855, .58 cal., triangular socket bayonet in nice condition, original, leather scabbard.  This bayonet is correct for the Model 1855, the Model 1861, and the Model 1863, 3-band rifled muskets.  This will be an excellent compliment to display with your Civil War 3-band rifled musket.--$295.

  3. Excavated, Model 1842, .69 cal., triangular socket bayonet recovered on private property from the Confederate battle lines here at Stones River.  The bayonet has the tip broken which is no doubt why it was discarded.  It is a very nice artifact from the fiercely fought battle here.--$48.SOLD

  4. This is a beautiful museum grade, Model 1855, .58 cal., Springfield or contract, triangular, socket bayonet complete in its mint condition, original leather scabbard.  If you have an unusually nice quality .58 cal. Civil War musket, here is your chance to add a bayonet as nice as your musket.--$395.

  5. 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.

  6. Beautiful condition early Battlefield Pick-up .69 cal. Model 1816 triangular socket bayonet.  This was picked up on private property along the Confederate Battle line here at Stones River during the early 1900's.  This is a very nice condition Confederate used artifact.--$150..

  7. Nice, clean, Model 1855, .58 cal., Springfield or contract, triangular, socket bayonet.  This bayonet is correct for the Model 1855 Springfield - the Model 1861 Springfield - and the Model 1863 Springfield and contracts.  If you have one of these .58 cal. muskets, here is the bayonet to complete it.--$195.Nice, clean, Model 1855, .58 cal., Springfield or contract, triangular, socket bayonet.  This bayonet is correct for the Model 1855 Springfield - the Model 1861 Springfield - and the Model 1863 Springfield and contracts.  If you have one of these .58 cal. muskets, here is the bayonet to complete it.--$195.

  8. Excavated, .577 cal., Enfield, triangular, socket bayonet that was recovered here on private property at the Battle of Stones River in 1956.  The bayonet is of course very rusty just as recovered, but is complete and sound with an old 1956 dated recovery label.--$125.SOLD

  9. Nice, clean, Model 1855, .58 cal., Springfield, triangular, socket bayonet correct for the Model 1855 Springfield, the Model 1861 Springfield, as well as all the contracts and the Model 1863 type 1 & 2 Springfields.  The bayonet remains clean and bright with just a few areas beginning to darken with time.  The leather scabbard remains complete and full length with the only negative being that the stitches have broken with age, and the seam opens up a little.  This would make an excellent addition to compliment your .58 cal. Springfield or contract rifled musket.--$275.

  10. Nice, solid, complete, excavated, .58 cal., Federal, Springfield, triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered by Wade Buchanan here at Stones River during the mid 1970's.  The bayonet is rusty, but remains complete and solid to the very tip.--$125.

  11. Excavated, .58 cal., Springfield, triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered about 20 years ago from private property at the base of Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia.  At this point in time, it is a real rarity to recover a complete Civil War bayonet.--$125..

  12. 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.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.

  13. .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.

  14. Very nice condition, 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.

Middle Tennessee Relics
Larry Hicklen

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