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Item Code: 123-6776
Here is a pleasing, high-quality M1850 Staff and Field officer's sword with its matching metal scabbard imported by 'Schuyler, Hartley & Graham' of New York. The handsome officer's sword measures almost 38" long including the grips. Profusely etched, slightly curved blade is 32" long and was a product of the renowned W. Clauberg manufacturing firm in Solingen, Germany. Schuyler, Hartley & Graham was a major importer / retailer of fine blades with scabbards who assembled the grips / hilt on order. Both flats of the blade are beautifully etched with military and floral motifs. Blade has a rounded back and retains a pleasing, bright finish overall with just a few small areas of light oxidation near the tip.
Reverse ricasso shows the maker's mark of a standing knight with "W. CLAUBERG" above his head and "SOLINGEN" at his feet. Moving up the blade above the ricasso is "SCHUYLER / HARTLEY & / GRAHAM / NEW YORK" in finely etched letters. A geometric design is next below a set of crossed flags with the words "STAND BY / THE UNION" etched near the shafts. Above the flags are the script letters "US" followed by a floral stand and topped with a etched figure of a "Liberty Cap" surrounded with a sun burst design. Obverse flat bears the same style etching and motifs, save for a spreadwinged eagle in the place of the letters 'US'.
Dark rayskin covered grips are tightly wrapped with a fine, double twisted brass wire around the handle. In addition, grips exhibit a second layer of slightly thicker gauge, triple-twist brass wire around the grips that terminates at the inside guard with a pin. Brass wrap appears to be a crude rebound. Brass hilt is finely cast and designed with a highly-detailed, two-band, floral cutout. Outer band features a center cut-out "U S". Pommel is the Phrygian style with a laurel leaf design on the tang and a tiered cap. Brass single knucklebow is tight to the hilt. No leather washer or pad present. Hilt appears to have been cleaned.
Metal scabbard is in fine condition and wears a handsome dark plum patina overall. Body has no dents or visible dings. Ornate brass mounts suspend two, 1" OD brass carry rings and are mounted on plain brass bands. Brass drag has light wear with slight dings and dents. Scabbard has its three original set screws. Brass scabbard throat is missing its screw. A fine appearing M1850 Staff & Field officer's sword by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham.