MARINE CORPS BOY MUSICIAN’S SWORD BY HORSTMANN, PHILADELPHIA, C. 1845

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Item Code: 870-65

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The hilt is cast brass with grip and mock-eaglehead pommel integral. The hand guard emerges from the beak of the eagle. The cross guard is stamped “HORSTMANN” in a recessed rectangle in raised letters. The slightly curved blade measures 23 .5” x 1.2”. The blade is an import manufactured by Weyersberg in Solingen and is stamped on the ricasso with the Weyersberg knightshead. Blade is needle engraved with several panoply of arms and crossed flags and scroll designs on both sides. The blade is gray with several nicks along its edge.

The original leather scabbard remains with the sword. It has a top throat/mount with an oval mounting stud and a single small attaching ring. The drag is missing. Leather is dry and most of the finish is gone.

Scarce sword.  [ss]

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