US MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD BY SAUERBIER OF NEWARK, NJ

$1,575.00 SOLD
Originally $1,750.00

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Item Code: 870-371

Manufactured: Newark, NJ

Maker: Sauerbier, Henry

Year: Civil War

Model: Model 1850 Foot Officer

Size: 31-inch blade length

Condition: VG-Exc

The etched blade has a large H. Sauerbier / MAKER / Newark, N.J. included in the reverse blade etching. There are also foliate designs and a vertical US.  The obverse has similar designs, , crossed cannons over stack of cannon balls, foliate and scroll work and a U.S. shield.. The blade washer is red felt with crimped edges. The leather scabbard is maker marked F. Deecken  / New York. Deecken (Frederick Deecken assumed the leather business in 1859 into the Civil War years.) The mounts are wide gilt brass with carry bands and rings with no decoration or markings. The hilt is a regulation style guard with typical Sauerbier pommel attached to the knucklebow with a screw as often found on Sauerbier products. The grip is sharkskin with twisted brass wire.   * Directory of American Goods Dealers and Makers by Bazelon & McGuinn.  [ph:L]

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