IMPORT MODEL 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD WITH MINTY BLADE

$2,950.00

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Item Code: 1179-067

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The drawn sword measures a total length of 37.00 inches from point to pommel. The steel blade is 31.50 inches long with a 13.75 inch narrow fuller and a 21.00 inch long stopped fuller. The blade surface is exceptionally bright with beautiful frosty etching, no mottling or discolorations of any kind. The unetched parts of the blade have a mirror-like finish.

The etching on the obverse side of the blade has panoply of flags mixed with laurel at center of a scrollwork pattern and is topped by a spread-winged eagle in a sunburst. The reverse has a similar pattern but with a large “U.S.” at center and ending with a shower of stars. Etching is as near to perfect as we have seen. Reverse ricasso bears a standing knight surmounted by “W. CLAUBERG.” Blade is complete with the white buff leather washer present at the base of the guard. True edge looks clean but running the thumb up the edge one can feel a few minor nicks.

Weapon has a highly detailed, two-line, cutout brass hilt with the guard and knuckle bow cast in one piece. Upper line of brass hilt features prominent letters “US” surrounded by finely case foliate. Bottom line has an intricate, foliate cutout design. The grip is wrapped in a dark sharkskin with a surface that shows only minor wear. The twisted brass wire wrap is flanked on each side by plain brass wire. All is complete and tight. Phrygian pommel cap is border-engraved with laurel. Face of pommel has an engraved patriotic shield. Top of the pommel has a floral configuration surrounding the peened tang. Knuckle bow and guard wiggle just a bit. Quillon is round and faces slightly downward. All brass wears a light patina.

The undented browned scabbard is in good condition with several small spots of oxidation. The throat is of plain brass. The two mounts are mostly plain but do have some embellishments. The mounts have stars across the face of the ring bands. Both suspension rings are present. The brass drag is plain but for three horizontal lines near the top.

This is a very attractive sword with a superb blade worthy of any edged weapon collection.  [jet] [ph:L]

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