MODEL 1860 FIELD & STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD IMPORTED BY HORSTMANN

$225.00 ON HOLD

Quantity Available: 1

Item Code: 1099-15

The blade is double edged and diamond shaped in cross-section. The surface is bright with light areas of oxidation and a small area of pitting near the point. Edges show only minor wear. The obverse side is etched with a panoply of flags with a “U.S.” at center flanked by scrollwork decoration. The reverse is similar but with a spread-winged eagle flanked by scrollwork and foliate. Ricasso on the obverse is also etched with the maker’s name “HORSTMANN / PHILADELPHIA” with “GERMANY” at right angles along the bottom. The reverse ricasso is stamped with a shield insignia. All etching is strong.

The hilt of the sword is in good condition. It shows little wear with a light patina to the brass surfaces. The round pommel cap is surmounted by a flower while the sides have a very crisp, sharp, raised spread-winged eagle on one side and a shield within a laurel wreath on the other. The grip is black leather wrapped in twisted wire which is complete and unbroken. All is in excellent shape. The single knuckle bow begins at the base of the pommel cap and comes around to the base of the grip where it widens into a single clamshell counterguard, before ending in a circular quillon. The face of the quillon is plain. The knuckle bow is decorated at top with a scroll design. The center of the bow is decorated with a flower and has striation extending from each side of the flower. The counterguard is decorated with a raised spread-winged eagle over a panoply of flags.

The metal scabbard is nickel plated and is complete with the brass throat, two ring mounts and drag. The top mount has two rings, one on either side of the scabbard, while the lower mount has one. Both mounts are decorated with a laurel leaf pattern. The drag has a flower and laurel wreath. Nickle plating is about 98% present overall.  [ad] [ph:L]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE,

MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR POLICIES AND TERMS.

THANK YOU!

Inquire About MODEL 1860 FIELD & STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD IMPORTED BY HORSTMANN

should be empty

featured item

FANTASTIC FRAMED DRAWING OF THE BATTLE OF DRAINSVILLE DONE BY GETTYSBURG CARTOGRAPHER EMMOR B. COPE

This wonderful and detailed drawing shows the meeting engagement on December 20, 1861 between a brigade of Pennsylvania Reserve regiments under Brig. Gen. E. O. C. Ord and a mixed Confederate force led by Gen. J. E. B. Stuart. The scene was drawn by… (1054-2733). Learn More »

Upcoming Events

02
Dec
Instagram