IMPORT MODEL 1840 MUSICIAN’S SWORD BY THE HORSTMANN COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA

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Originally $225.00

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Item Code: 2020-80

William Horstmann from 1785-1850 established a manufacturing, importing and retail business in Philadelphia in 1816. His firm consisted of two companies, one dealt in the civilian line of clothing and goods, the other firm in military uniforms and accoutrements. In 1845 William Horstmann would retire from business and his two sons William and Sigmund assumed control of the company. The Horstmann Company would import all types of blades to be assembled with parts made by the company this sword being assembled from a blade made in Germany.

This original specimen features a cast brass hilt with a simulated wire wrapped handle with no guard. The knuckle-bow has no government armory inspector marks. The single edge blade features a stopped single fuller and a ricasso stamped on the reverse side of the blade “Horstmann/Phila.” Obverse side blank. Blade semi bright with age spots, no rust/pitting. Hilt with a mellow yellow patina. Sans scabbard.  [ws] [ph:jet]

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