MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD BY SAERBIER – REMARKABLE BLADE WITH BATTLE SCENES

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Item Code: 870-369

Manufactured: Newark, NJ

Maker: Sauerbier, Henry J.

Year: Civil War

Model: 1850 Foot Officer

Size: 31.4 inch blade, 1.08 wide, .285 thick

Henry Sauerbier Model 1850 foot officer sword with a sharkskin grip, twisted wire wrap. The blade is bright with an unstopped fuller and a secondary fuller. It has great blade etching with a full 7 inch battle scene of charging infantry led by two mounted officers - one shot and falling from his horse. The Confederate side shows a fence line, a wounded enlisted man on the ground and a mounted officer. There is also a large eagle with “E Pluribus Unum” and scroll work. The obverse has foliate  growing up a spear, a 12 inch battle scene with charging soldiers, hand to hand combat in detail wounded soldiers, color barer with American flag, Artillery battery, and American flag with crossed cannon, and crossed swords. The reverse has Lady Justice with her scales, a battle scene of charging soldiers, an American eagle with spread wings with a 3 inch continuation of the battle scene of charging and wounded soldiers. The officer leading has his drawn, leading the advance. There is a beautiful “U.S.” and it ends with a soldier holding the American flag. The scabbard is regulation style, top seamed, black leather with undecorated, wide brass mounts.

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