AMERICAN CONFEDERATE SWORD / SABRE CIVIL WAR
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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Edged Weapons: Pre 1900: item # 278289
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|The three-branch iron hilt and leather grip 1853 Pattern British Cavalry swords were imported to the Confederate States by the blockade during the Civil War. The differences between the British military issue swords and this particular rare Confederate sword are as follows. This Confederate sword has no characteristic markings as with the British swords such as the maker's name, arrows, crown, initials, numbers etc.. as well the small guard on the left side of the hilt is not present as on British military issue swords. The scabbard instead of metal is made of leather with an iron throat and white metal tip the mouthpiece is with the original period time leather frog this and as well the short blade 30 ¼ (76.8cm) The entire length of the sword in the scabbard is 36 Inches( 91.4cm) the length of the blade indicates that the sword is an infantry sword. The Blade has some spots with minor pitting, the leather scabbard is split and has cracks, considering this is a 140 year old fighting sword not a ceremonial sword it is still in good condition. Similar Confederate swords are published in the books:American Swords from the Philip Medicius Collection photographs and an introduction by Norm Flayderman edited by Stuart C.Mowbray Page 20 plate 6a, 6b ; Confederate Arms by William A.Albaugh III and Edward N.Simons. Page 134 Plate 152a ; American Swords and Sword Makers by Richard H. Bezdek Page 609, Part three Confederate Sword Photos|