US MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD

$1,695.00

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Item Code: 344-44

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No maker mark.  Bright gray blade measures 30.25” in length, 1” in width at the ricasso. Remains ding-free with slight traces of condensation spotting near tip.  Regulation “U.S.” etching appears on obverse side, amid panel of drums & flags & floral sprays measuring 17”. Reverse blade features attractive panel of floral spray & military trophies. Missing washer. Hilt brass-work exhibits clean, medium-bright patina. Original black leather is bright and tight, with equally tight & bright, brass-wire wrap. Black leather scabbard is strong & stiff, with cracking & a number of small worn spots. Brass carrying rings, throat & drag display fine etched shields & floral display, exhibiting moderate tarnish. Else VG & attractive.  Solid presentation-grade blade, nicely priced.

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