CIVIL WAR ERA CAVALRY BOOTS

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Item Code: 693-03

Tall leather boots with pegged soles and heels. The body of the boot is made of three pieces. The front piece runs from the toe to the ankle and then up to the top of the shin guard. This front piece meas. approx. 22.50 inches long. The second piece makes up the back of the boot and runs from the top of the heel upward 15.25 inches and stops in an area that would correspond to the back of the calf. This back piece is sewn to the front along both sides. Because of the integral shin guard the front is taller than the back. The third piece is a re-enforcement to the heel section. This piece runs along the top of the heel from seam to seam and rises approx. 2.75 inches. Both boots have leather pulls near the top. The leather is in very nice condition. There are creases from being worn and one of the shin guards has a small vertical tear that runs approx. 0.75 of an inch. The soles and heels show light wear.

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