US MODEL 1860 GENERAL OFFICER’S SWORD WITH FRENCH BLADE

$2,700.00
Originally $3,000.00

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Item Code: 870-355

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Manufactured: France

Maker: Klingenthal / E. Lyon

Year: CW Period

Model: M 1851 General Officer Sword

Size: 31.00”

Condition: VG

M 1851 General Officer Sword. Scarce pattern that is a cross between the 1840 General Officer sword and the 1860 Staff & Field. Brass hilt has an applied Eagle on the guard, the folding counter guard is stamped with an “EL” for E Lyon of France and has a generous amount of original gilt remaining.

Grip is silver that has been die cast to resemble silver wire. Ern pommel is retained by a capsten rivet inside. Blade is very good to excellent with strong etch, great frost and most of its original policy. Blade has some minor staining on reverse side Obverse blade has proof marks S in shield and oval with Crown B / fan foliate - stand of arms / foliate - stand of arms / eagle - foliate - EPU ribbon - foliate. Reverse blade etch fan foliate - stand of arms / foliate - US - foliate / stand of arms - foliate. Brass scabbard has remnants of gilt and wide mounts in the French style with hands holding the carry rings. Upper mount has two rings and middle mount has one. Drag is a boot style with high grade casting. Surprising is that the rings have heavy wear indicating use during the period.   [ph:L]

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