1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD WITH SCABBARD FOR A SHORT OFFICER

$1,200.00

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Item Code: 870-582

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The blade of the Foot Officer sword is so slightly curved that it looks straight at first glance. It is single-edged with a false edge extending back about 6 inches from the point. There is a wide deep fuller which runs from the ricasso to the beginning of the false edge. The obverse side of the blade is decorated with etched designs which include floral sprays and geometric designs. The reverse side is more ornate and bears the script letters "U.S.", has flags and a foliate with “UNION FOR EVER” etched within.  The blade is clean and bright.  No maker’s name is on the blade.

This sword has a 25 ½” long blade which is about 5” shorter than a regulation blade. This sword and its scabbard were altered to fit a shorter officer. Professionally done.

The grips have a wooden handle with a sharkskin cover. The sharkskin has separated along the seam and is somewhat dirty. Cover is wrapped with a pair of twisted brass wires.  Wire remains tight.  The guard is cast brass with a design of cut out foliate leading to the knucklebow. A nicely engraved pommel cap is tightly affixed.

Leather scabbard is in very good condition. A few rubs and some crazing on the surface finish but no bends or creases in the leather. The brass throat, hanger, and drag are all in good condition. The drag is missing its small brass screw.

A perfect example of an 1850 Foot Officer’s sword albeit for a short officer.    [jet]

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