A U.S. Model 1850 staff and field officer's sword by Horstmann

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Lot 2051
A U.S. Model 1850 staff and field officer's sword by Horstmann

Sold for US$ 1,610 inc. premium
A U.S. Model 1850 staff and field officer's sword by Horstmann
Curved 31 1/2 inch blade etched with floral scrollwork and panoplies of arms, one side with maker's markings W.H. Horstmann/& Sons/Philadelphia. Brass hilt of standard pattern, the guard with floral and US cut-outs. Fishskin and brass wire-wrapped grip. Blued steel scabbard with brass mounts.
Condition: Fine blade showing some light pitting toward the point. Hilt retaining slight traces of gilding, the knucklebow and edge of guard slightly bent. Grip very good. Scabbard with generous traces of thin blue finish.
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