A deluxe U.S. Model 1850 foot officer's sword
Lot 5151
A deluxe U.S. Model 1850 foot officer's sword
US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£590 - 890
Auction Details
Lot Details
A deluxe U.S. Model 1850 foot officer's sword
retailed by Henry Folsom, St. Louis, Missouri
Slightly curved 30 3/4 inch Iron Proof blade with 18 inch panel etched and engraved with scrolling florals and panoplies; one side with U.S., the other with Federal eagle and at ricasso H. Folsom/St. Louis. Brass hilt of standard pattern. Grey shagreen and copper wire-wrapped grip. Black leather scabbard, the brass mounts engraved with foliage, the suspension bands with stars, the throat with vacant shield-shaped panel, the drag with a Federal eagle.
Condition: Blade with grey metal showing some spotting/light pitting towards the point. Brass with smooth, dark patina. Sound scabbard leather showing some flaking and with old restoration at the drag.
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