A Civil War officer's presentation saber with very rare telescopic scabbard
Slightly curved 32 1/2 inch blade etched with scrollwork and panoplies of arms and marked on the spine Manfre de Klingenthal Coulaix. Brass three bar hilt molded with floral panels. Shagreen and copper wire-wrapped grip. Rare nickeled iron telescoping scabbard with maker markings Jay & Cie/Brevette A Paris and engraved with presentation inscription Presented to M.P. Nolan/by F.J. Heckler May 20th, 1861.
Condition: Blade showing scattered light spotting. Grip with minor losses to shagreen. Scabbard fine.