US MODEL 1852 CIVIL WAR NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD & SCABBARD

$1,850.00
Originally $2,450.00

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Item Code: 344-1714

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Maker-mark [obverse ricasso]: “Tomes Son / & Melvain / New York”. Blade maker-mark [reverse ricasso]: “Clauberg / Solingen”. Markings crisp. Semi-bright blade measures 29” in length and 1.0625” in width at its base. Ding-free, the blade exhibits light water marks & scattered pitting near tip. Else VG. Standard floral decorations with “USN” riband on obverse side. Else VG, with washer present. Hilt assembly slightly loose, but symmetrical. Gilt brass work lightly tarnished, exhibiting medium dark patina. Fish skin grip lightly worn, but tight, with small chipped spot at pommel. Brass wiring tight as well. Fish skin scabbard with brass gilt mountings. Its drag is cast in the form of a dolphin & the carrying mounts in the form of knotted ropes. Fish skin displays light wear, & brass-work exhibits a medium coppery patina. Else VG.

Overall, an attractive CW naval officer specimen, a solid collectible.

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