US Model 1850 Staff Officer's Sword

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US Model 1850 Staff Officer's Sword

31.25" slightly curved, single-edged blade with 22.5" stopped median fuller and narrow 22.5" fuller along spine. 5.5" gilt brass hilt with open work foliate patterns and cast US in guard. Pommel cap with brass spanner capstan nut. Leather covered grooved wood grip with 14 wraps of triple strand wire, the middle wire being coiled. Etched blade with foliate scrolls, patriotic and martial themes, E Pluribus Unum in a ribbon on the obverse and US on the reverse. Sword is accompanied by a brass mounted leather scabbard with two suspension rings that is seamed up the middle of the rear.

Condition: Good. Blade with a dull gray patina, showing scattered surface oxidation, pitting, and discoloration. Etching worn and only partially visible. Hilt good with an uncleaned patina and traces of gold gilt in protected areas. Grip with some light wear and minor finish loss, wire intact with some looseness. Scabbard with wear, surface scuffs, some finish loss and crazing. Stitching remains mostly solid, brass mounts with a dark, uncleaned patina.

EST $ 700 - 1000

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 Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 | 10:00 AM  Eastern
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US Model 1850 Staff Officer's Sword
US Model 1850 Staff Officer's Sword
Lot number: 11
Seller: Cowan's Auctions
Event: Historic Firearms & Early Militaria
Ends: Tuesday, October 30 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

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