A Confederate foot officer's sword
Lot 5084
A Confederate foot officer's sword
Sold for US$ 2,632 inc. premium
Lot Details
A Confederate foot officer's sword
possibly College Hill Arsenal
Unmarked, slightly curved 29 inch blade. Brass hilt generally conforming the Model 1850 foot officer's pattern, the front of the guard stamped 24. Leather-covered grip bound in a single strand of twisted brass wire. Retaining the upper 25 inches of the leather scabbard, the brass throat very similar in design to those produced by College Hill Arsenal.
Condition: Blade with dark patina showing patches of spotting/light pitting. Brass with dark, mottled patina. Grip missing the lower 1/2 inch but otherwise fine.
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