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Eagle Head Shell Guards Eagle Head Langets
Other Eagle Head Swords Older American Swords
American Civil War Items Other Eagle Head Swords
Special Presentation Swords Other Americana
Special Award To Rev War Officer Col. William Davies  Napoleon Bonaparte Bronze Death Mask 

Some of the swords in this section were originally made with French, German, and British parts and blades assembled and sold by early American distributors, such as Widmann, Horster, and others.

Special presentation grade and rare or exotic American swords are featured on the US Militaria page.


Special Award To Rev War Officer Col. William Davies


Rev War Fancy Silver Box Presented to American Revolution War Hero, Aide to Washington & Lafayette, etc  Col. William Davies This is a fancy 1/2 x 2 x 2-1/4 inch heavy silver box. The dedication reads "To  Col. William Davies 14 VAt From his French Companions 4th day of July 1779.  William Davies was the son of the Rev. Samuel Davies, fourth president of the College of New Jersey (Princeton), and his second wife Jane Holt of Hanover, Virginia. Col. William Davies was in the Continental army where he commanded chiefly in the first Virginia Regiment.

 His war record extends over the whole duration of the Revolutionary War. He was with Washington when Andre was taken, and was wounded at the battle of Monmouth. He graduated at Princeton College when 17 years of age and had just gone to Norfolk to reside as a lawyer when the Revolution broke. He served in the war seven years during its whole continuance. He was Aide to Gen. Washington and at one time to Lafayette. He died at about 56 years of age at his estate in Mecklenburg Co., then called “Davies,” now “Millbank,” and there he and his wife are buried. He received in 1784, 7777 2/3 acres of land for a service of seven years, and his heirs have claim for additional boundary land.

This fancy silver box came to me in a collection of that period artifacts I purchased nearly 50 years ago. The condition is worn & near excellent.  Here is the link to Davies http://www.victorianvilla.com/sims-mitchell/history/davies/colw/index.htm.

   

$1,449.99


 Plumstead Bucks Penna Eagle Head Bone Grip Langet Guard Sword IDed to Abraham Hayter
With Documented Family Tree


 This is an American Eagle Pommel Sword with bone grips and a Widmann style eagle head pommel design circa 1820-1830.

This sword has a Widmann variant head with an eagle with closed beak and pointed-style tombstones at the base of the head and a fairly plain knuckle bow with Minerva Head langet design on one side, the other langet is plain. There are no apparent maker marks. The straight blade has very little blue and almost none of gilt color remaining. The crudely rendered stack of arms with Liberty cap etch runs up 11 inches of the 16 fuller on both sides, shown right and left.

The blade is 29-1/2 inches long. The sword is 35 inches overall.

The carved fluted column type bone grips are in excellent overall condition and tightly fitted. The top part of the guard has its usual gentler curve.  The brass scabbard has several dings at the blade as shown.  This is a scarce and desirable sword directly IDed to the original owner. The family tree document accompanies this sword when purchased by the next owner.

$1,499.99

416 421 American Colonial Wars Scrimshawed LARGE Powder Horn


This is a PERIOD carved horn that I bought in a large collection nearly 50 years ago.  It shows a house and the words ENSN JACOB HOORNBEEK 3 Rd REG MILITIA ULSTER COUNTY ANO 1779.

It has a 4 inch crack that has been repaired many years ago. The horn measures 10 inches long with a wooden bung that is 3 inches in diameter. The condition is well worn and still near good plus.

Here are other views  1  2  3.

   

 $1.199.99


Napoleon Bonaparte Bronze Death Mask


This is a bronze cast mold of the French Emperor Napoleon's face.  The original was created May 7, 1871, a day and a half after the death of Napoleon on May 5.  Napoleon died at age 52 as an exile on the island of St. Helena.  The maker of the original death mask is controversial, thought to be either Dr. Francisco Antommarchi or Dr. Francis Burton, the exact number of replicas made from the original is unknown.

This replica was cast by the Italian Dr. Antommarchi (1780-1938) and contains the engraved inscription on the left neck "FOUNDU / PAR RICHARD ET QUESNEL / A PARIS"; on the right neck "DR. F. ANTOMMARCHI".  Under the central neck truncation is the profile of Napoleon with laurel wreath.  Inscribed around the profile is 'NAPOLEON EMP ET ROI."  Inscribed under the profile, "SOUSCRIPTION DR. ANTOMMARCHI."  Prominent in the features of Napoleon's death mask are the sunken cheeks and high cheekbones.  The custom of the nineteenth century was to create mold of a leader's face by using wax or plaster.  Copies were cast from the hardened result.  Overall dimensions (LxWxH) of 5.5" x 13" x 7",  Weight is approximately 8.5 pounds. 

Included with this lot is a book entitled Death Mask of Napoleon, The Causes of the Rise and Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte (New Orleans, Louisiana State Museum, 1936) that details "Its Story / Lost 43 years, Found and Returned / to the LOUISIANA STATE MESEUM."  Fifty pages, quarto, softbound, illustrated.  Cover starting at fold; else a good copy of this scarce and interesting work.

  

$9,999.99

   

Eagle Head Swords with Shell Guards & Other Early Swords,etc.


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
HORN-1
 USA
 Early 19th Century
Huge Cows Horn
Gun Powder Storage Horn

This is a 22 inch curved horn with a 4 inch cap at one end and the usual metal opening at the other end.

The condition is near excellent overall.

Here are other views.  1  2  3   4 
$495.99 Available
FRSWD-1 
FRANCE
Late 18th Century Rapier Tri Foile or Three Sided Cutting Edge Blade Combat Sword with Fluted Ivory Grip & Plain Gross Guard

 This is a 38 inch long sword w/o the scabbard. The are traces of the gold & blued panels remaining.

Here are other views.  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8  
 $549.99 Available
   CWMHTS-1
 USA
Civil War Sword Scabbard Named to Alexander Shaler Col 65th New York Infantry Marye's Heights Va May 3 1863

This is a somewhat fancy scabbard for a Civil War Officers Sword. The condition is near excellent.

Here is another view.
  SOLD
   REVSBUK-1
USA
 Revolutionary Rev War
 Multi Piece made Heavy Iron Metal Artillery Cannon Sponge Bucket.

This is a well made sponge bucket that measures 12 inches high with an opening diameter of 6 inches and a base of 7 inches. There are fancy cross hatch marks along the handle.

This bucket is in near excellent condition and darkening from age.

Here are other views.  1  2  3  4   5   6
POR (price
on request)
Available
                  WEHSS-59
post US
 Rev War Era Naval Officers Sword with Brass Scabbard
This is a 36 inch long sword with the Indian pommel and an eagle clam shell guard. The grip is MINT mother of pearl.

The near MINT etched blade is maker marked SHIPMAN MILLER CRANE NY.

Overall condition is near excellent.

Here are other views.   1   2    3   4   5   6   7   8    9  10    11    12    13    14  


$1999.99 Available
   WEHSS-599
European 18th Century Fluted Bade RAPIER Sword w/o Scabbard.
This is a blued steel blade rapier with a pierced guard as shown. One side of the guard is absent.

Overall condition is near excellent.

Here are other views.  1   2   3   4  
$1999.99 Available
   WEHS-5916
post US Rev War Era Officers Sword w/o Scabbard
This is a huge Eagle Head Bone Grip  full D-guard back strap style design circa 1800.

This sword has an unusual variant huge eagle head pommel cap peened tang.  The shell guard is a  plain shield. 

The etched blade has the usual Military decorations.  The blade etching has no color remaining.  All of the original etching is visible. 

The slightly etched blade is 32 inches long. The sword is 37 inches overall.

Here are overall view of the swords 1  2  3  4  5  6  7.
$849.99 Available
WEHS-5016

Eagle Head Bone Grip Shell Guard  Officer Sword

This is a huge Eagle Head Bone Grip, with a 9 Star on Shield Eagle Guard.   full D-guard backstrap style design circa 1800.

This sword has an unusual variant huge eagle head pommel cap peened tang.  The shell guard has an unusual spread Eagle with 9 stars on the shield. 

The etched blade has the usual Military decorations.  The blade etching has no color remaining.  All of the original etching is visible.  The slightly etched blade is 32 inches long. The sword is 37 inches overall. There is an original brass scabbard with this sword.

Here are overall view of the swords  1  2  3

  SOLD
WEHS-016

Eagle Head Bone Grip Shell Guard Naval Officer Sword

This is an American Eagle Pommel Naval Officer's Sword with carved bone grip and a full backstrap style eagle head pommel design circa 1841.

This sword has an unusual variant eagle head a gilded 6 pointed star pommel cap covering the peened tang.  The folding shell guard has an unusual oak leaves and acorns design on the right side and a plain folding guard on the left.  There is a script three line N. P. Ames / Cutler / Springfield engraved maker mark. The guard is stamped with the number "16".  This exact style of guard is depicted in the Navy Regulations of 1841.

The blade has no color remaining, and heavy pitting.  Some of the original etching is visible. The round percussion runs the length of the blade, flattened to form an 8 inch long false edge from the point. The slightly curved blade is 28 inches long. The sword is 33-1/4 inches overall. There is no scabbard with this sword.

There is some cracking to the one-piece bone grip at the top and bottom, however it remains tight and intact.

This is an overall view of the right and left sides.  This is an image of left side of the handle.

  SOLD
WEHS-017

Eagle Head MOP Grip Shell Guard Merchant Marine Naval Officer Sword

This is an American Eagle Pommel Naval Officer's Sword with MOP grip and a full backstrap style eagle head pommel design circa 1815-30.

This sword is the Model 1815-1830, with the "Merchant Marine" style clamshell guard featuring Liberty holding a torch, a cornucopia, the caduceus of Hermes, a large sailing ship and large anchor.

The blade has over 95% of the mercury blue and gilt color remaining, shown here on the right and left sides. There is a long 16 inch long false edge from the point. The straight blade is 32 inches long. The sword is 36-1/2 inches overall. There is no scabbard with this sword.

The grip is missing the fluted MOP on the reverse side.

This is an overall view of the right and left sides.  This is an image of left side of the handle.

  SOLD
WEHS-001

Eagle Head MOP Grip Shell Guard Sword

This is an American Eagle Pommel Sword with Mother of Pearl grips and a Widmann style eagle head pommel design circa 1840s.

This sword has a Widmann variant head with pointed "tombstones" at the base of the head and a moderately decorated knuckle bow.  The shell guard has an unusual eagle on sunburst design.  There are no apparent maker marks.

The blade has no color remaining.  The stack of arms with Liberty cap etch runs up the length of the 15-1/2 inch fuller on both sides.  The straight blade is 31 inches long. The sword is 36 inches overall.

There is some chipping to the MOP grips at the neck of the pommel.

This is an overall view of the right and left sides.  This is an image of left side of the handle.

  SOLD
WEHS-015

Eagle Head Bone Grip Shell Guard Sword

This is an American Eagle Pommel Sword with bone grips and a Widmann style eagle head pommel design circa 1820-1830.

This sword has a Widmann variant head with an eagle with open beak and pointed-style tombstones at the base of the head and an ornate stand of arms and armor knuckle bow with Federal Eagle shell guard design. This eagle is interesting in that the arrows and olive branches are on the opposite sides from where they are usually seen (arrows are in the eagle's right talon).  There is what appears to be an "SHI" maker mark or initials on the ricasso under the guard.

The straight blade is dark and has almost none of the blue and 10% of the original gilt color remaining.  The crudely rendered stack of arms with Liberty cap etch runs up 7-1/2 inches of the 15-1/2 inch fuller on both sides.  The blade is 29-1/4 inches long. The sword is 34-1/4 inches overall.

The spiral carved type bone grips are in excellent overall condition and tightly fitted with twisted pair wire. The top part of the grip has a gentle curve, compare with the sword above.

This is an overall view of the right and left sides.  This is an image of left side of the handle.

$1,199.99 Available
   WEHS-0155
post Rev War Period & Later Eagle Head Checkered Ivory Grip Shell Guard Sword w/o Scabbard
This is an American Eagle Pommel Sword with bone grips and a Widmann style eagle head pommel design circa 1820-1830.

This sword has a Widmann variant head with an eagle with closed beak and pointed-style tombstones at the base of the head and an ornate stand of arms and armor knuckle bow with Federal Eagle shell guard design.

The straight blade is near excellent and has almost all of the blue and almost all of the original gilt color remaining.  The crudely rendered stack of arms with Liberty cap etch runs up 7-1/2 inches of the 15-1/2 inch fuller on both sides.  The blade is 36-1/2 inches long. The sword is 41 inches overall.

The checkered carved type ivory grips are in excellent overall condition and tightly fitted.
  
Here are additional photos  1
  SOLD
   WEHS-01551
post Rev War Period & Later Eagle Head Fluted Ivory Grip Shell Guard Sword w/o Scabbard
This is an American Eagle Pommel Sword with ivory grips and a Widmann style eagle head pommel design circa 1820-1830.

This sword has a Widmann variant head with an eagle with closed beak and pointed-style tombstones at the base of the head and an ornate stand of arms and armor knuckle bow with shell guard design.

The straight blade is near good and has over 75% all of the blue and most of the original gilt color remaining. 

The crudely rendered stack of arms with Liberty cap etch runs up 7-1/2 inches of the 15-1/2 inch fuller on both sides.  The blade is 36-1/2 inches long. The sword is 41 inches overall.

The fluted carved type ivory grips are in excellent overall condition and tightly fitted.   

Here are additional photos  1  2  3  4  5.
$799.99 Available

Eagle Head Swords with Langets


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
WEHS-003

Eagle Head Bone Grip Langet Guard Sword

This is an American Eagle Pommel Sword with bone grips and a British (similar to Ketland) style eagle head pommel design circa 1810-12.

This sword has a Ketland variant head with an integrated backstrap at the base of the head and an ornate decorated knuckle bow.  The guard has unusual federal eagle beaded langet design on both sides.  There are no apparent maker marks.

The curved blade has no color remaining.  The stack of arms with Liberty cap etch runs up 17-1/2 inches of the 23-1/2 fuller on both sides.  The blade is 31 inches long. The sword is 36-1/2 inches overall.

There is some hairline cracking to the carved bone grips at the neck of the pommel.  There is some looseness to the grip.

This is an overall view of the right and left sides.  This is an image of left side of the handle.

$799.99 Available
WEHS-008

Eagle Head Bone Grip Langet Guard Sword

This is an American Eagle Pommel Sword with bone grips and a Widmann style eagle head pommel design circa 1820-1830.

This sword has a Widmann variant head with an eagle with open beak and pointed-style tombstones at the base of the head and a fairly plain knuckle bow with Federal Eagle langet design on one side, the other langet is plain (crudely marked with the original owner's initials).  There are no apparent maker marks.

The straight blade has about 90% blue and almost none of gilt color remaining.  The crudely rendered stack of arms with Liberty cap etch runs up 11 inches of the 16 fuller on both sides, shown right and left.  The blade is 29-1/2 inches long. The sword is 34-1/2 inches overall.

The carved fluted column type bone grips are in excellent overall condition and tightly fitted. The top part of the guard has been curled from its usual gentler curve, compare with the sword below.

This is an overall view of the right and left sides.  This is an image of left side of the handle.

$1,199.99 Available
WEHS-009

Eagle Head Bone Grip Langet Guard Sword

This is an American Eagle Pommel Sword with bone grips and a Widmann style eagle head pommel design circa 1820-1830.

This sword has a Widmann variant head with an eagle with open beak and pointed-style tombstones at the base of the head and a fairly plain knuckle bow with Federal Eagle langet design on one side, the other langet is plain.  There are no apparent maker marks.

The straight blade has about 90% blue and almost none of gilt color remaining.  The crudely rendered stack of arms with Liberty cap etch runs up 11 inches of the 16 fuller on both sides, shown right and left.  The blade is 29-1/2 inches long. The sword is 34-1/2 inches overall.

The carved fluted column type bone grips are in excellent overall condition and tightly fitted. The top part of the guard has a gentle curve, compare with the sword above.

This is an overall view of the right and left sides.  This is an image of left side of the handle.

$1,199.99 Available
WEHS-011

Eagle Head Leather Grip Guard Sword

This is an American Eagle Pommel Sword with bone grips and a Widmann design eagle head pommel made by Horstmann circa 1840.

This sword has a Widmann variant head with an eagle with open beak and pointed-style tombstones at the base of the head and a fairly plain knuckle bow with Federal Eagle langet design on one side, the other langet is plain.  There are no apparent maker marks. There is a "W" (stands for Widmann) engraved on the ricasso

The straight blade has almost none of the blue or gilt color remaining.  The crudely rendered stack of arms with Liberty cap etch runs up 7 inches of the 15 fuller on both sides, shown here 1  2.  The blade is 30 inches long. The sword is 35 inches overall. There are a number of minor parry marks on the blade on the edge and on the percussion.  There is a 14 inch false edge up from the tip.

The leather grip is wrapped with twisted pair wire are in very good condition overall condition and tightly fitted. The top part of the guard has a gentle curve.

The condition is used, still very good to near excellent, excepting wear to the leather grip and deep tarnish from age. There are a number of minor dings routine carry.  Here are other pictures of the scabbard 1  2 .

  SOLD

Other Eagle Head Swords


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
WEHS-010

Eagle Head Bone Grip Osborn & Gunby Officer Saber

This is a saber curved sword measuring 33-1/2 inches overall.  It has "The Weeping Eagle" pommel and the open guard identical to the one shown in Chapter 16 (The Osborn Eagle) on page 113 of The American Eagle Pommel Sword: The Early Years 1793-1830.  This particular sword is attributed to the year 1805 and a couple of years each side, through the war of 1812.  There are remnants of the faint maker markings partially visible at the guard very near the 28 inch long blade.

The blade has 21-1/2 inch long wide fullers on each side.  There are several nicks and dings from combat use on the edge and and some deep parry marks on the back along the percussion.  The blade is moderately dark throughout.

These are views of the right and left side of the bone grip, guard and pommel. This is a close-up of the Osborn eagle pommel. These are overall views of the sword, right and left. There are some hairline cracks in the bone grip, as shown.

This is a very scarce and desirable sword.

The condition is near good as shown.

$1,099.99 Available

Later Eagle Head Swords, Hangers and Other M-1903 US Army Officers Swords


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
 WEHS-100
USA 1903 Model EARLY US Army Officers NAMED to Major S Wood McCLAVE Dress Sword.
This early 1903 model 34 inch MINT sword blade makers mark is OABOCK & Co NEW YORK & FRANCE.

The name Major S Wood McCLAVE appears as shown.

The scabbard is dark & needs cleaning.

The early HEAVY grip is G+.

Here is a historical note: Correll French, while living in Colebrook River, bought the old 200 acre Simons place and used it, primarily in the warmer months, until selling it to S. Wood McClave in December, 1904.

Shortly thereafter the McClaves renamed the body of water Lake Marguerite, after their eldest daughter and McClave, Stephen Wood — also known as "Father of the Hudson River Bridge" — of Cliffside Park, Bergen County, N.J.

Father of B. Duncan McClave and Roscoe P. McClave. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1910, 1912.

Episcopalian.

Burial location unknown.

and also www.hudsonstarobserver.com/event/article/id/44813/

Here are other views  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11
$529.99 Available
WEHS-101

WWII Presentation Grade US Army Eagle Head Sword

This sword was presented to the commanding officer of the color company honors for an infantry regiment. 

The officer's name -- Captain Spiegelman -- and the date 1941 are engraved on a panel on the blade. The eagle head pommel has cut red stone eyes.  The hilt and knuckle bows are profusely engraved, as shown in the views of the left, front and back

The sword has N.S. MEYER, NEW YORK and MADE IN U.S.A maker marks on the blade.  The sword and scabbard ring mount have matching serial number "24" stamps. These are overall views of the right and left sides.

The sword measures 39-1/2 inches in the scabbard.  The 32 inch blade is very bright and clean with 18 inches of engraving on each side and along the back. There is a 20 inch wide fuller on each side.

$1,299.99 Available
   WEHS-1111  Belt Loop and Chain  Hanger for the 1903 Model
US
Army Officers Sword

This is the belt loop and chain  hanger marked Rust Proof for the 1903 Model US Army Officers Sword.   

It is as shown and is near excellent overall.

Here are other views.   1   2  3  
$89.99 Available
   WEHS-909 
USA
World War One/Two Model 1903
Army Officers Sword Hanger with Leather Belt Attachment

This is a nickel silver rust proof marked France used by a World War One American Aviator.

The condition is near excellent.
$79.99 Available
   WEHS-11  Belt loop and Chain  Hanger for the 1903 Model US Army Officers Sword  
This is the belt loop and chain  hanger marked Solid Nickel Silver  Rust Proof for the 1903 Model US Army Officers Sword.   

It is as shown and is near excellent overall.  

Here are other views.   1   2  3  4


 $109.99 Available
  WEHS-1211 
Belt Loop and Chain  Hanger for the 1903 Model US Army Officers Sword
This is a USA World War One/Two Spartan Marked Model 1903 Army Sword Chain Hanger
It measures 9.5 inch long.  It is a heavy silver plated hanger as stated above.   Here is a view of the reverse.

The condition is near excellent.
 
$79.99 Available
WEHS-102

WWII Presentation Grade US Army Eagle Head Sword

This sword was presented to a World War I officer of the 36th Infantry Division. 

George William Eggerss was a noted manufacturer of paper goods, born in Omaha, NE on July 20, 1896. He attended the Shattuck Military Academy in Faribault, Minnesota from 1912-17. In 1918, he was associated with Eggerss O'Flyng Co, paper box manufacturers of Omaha, During World War, he enlisted in US Army in January 1918, was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the 36th Infantry at Fort Snelling, transferring to the 42nd Infantry at Camp Devins, Mass. He was discharged in May 1919, entering the reserve as a major field artillery. He spent most of his life in Omaha, and passed away in October 1971. The Eggerss-O'Flyng Building (801 S. 15th St., Omaha) is on the National Register (Douglas County) and was converted to historical apartments.

The officer's name -- George W. Eggerss -- is etched on a panel on the blade.  The eagle head pommel has cut red stone eyes.  The hilt and knuckle bows are profusely engraved, as shown in the views of the left, front and back.  There is a clean crack in the black composite grip, visible in the images.

The sword has PROVEN and GERMANY maker marks on the blade.  The scabbard ring mount and drag (front -- rear) have matching pattern scrollwork as the hilt. These are overall views of the right and left sides.

The sword measures 36-1/2 inches in the scabbard.  The 30 inch blade is very bright and clean with 17 inches of engraving on each side and 16 inches along the back. The blade has a number of small nicks on the edge that do not seriously detract. There is a 18-1/2 inch wide fuller on each side.

$1,499.99 Available
WEHS-301

WWII Presentation US Army Sword Named to Major Lewis Field 169th Infantry.

This sword was presented to the commanding officer of the color company honors for an infantry regiment. 

The officer's name -- Major Lewis L Field -- and the Presented to Major Lewis L Field By 1st Platoon Co D 169th Infantry C. N. G. August 5th 1922 are engraved on a top of the scabbard. 

The sword has Horstmann and Philadelphia  maker marks on the blade.   The sword measures 39-1/2 inches in the scabbard.  The 32 inch blade is very bright and clean. There is a 20 inch wide fuller on each side.. It includes the belt hanger and the chamois skin bag as shown. 

These are overall views 1  2  3  4  5  6.

$999.99 Available

Older Swords


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
WRWS-001

Bone Grip S Guard Officer Hanger Sword

This is a pre-Revolutionary War Officer's Hanger Sword with braided three strand wire wrapped bone grip and a British style brass cap pommel design circa 1740.

This sword has an abbreviated "S-Guard" hilt. There are engravings on the blade, including the "Running Fox" maker mark associated with Samuel Harvey, an English sword smith of the era.

The straight blade is embellished with the date "1536", significant in English history as the date of the dissolution of the Anglican Church in England and Henry VIII marrying Jane Seymour after the beheading of his previous wife, Anne Boleyn. The blade is shown right and left.  The blade is 22 inches long. The sword is 26 inches overall.

There are general signs of long service use. The blade shows signs of very long use.

This is an overall view of the right and left sides.  This is an image of left side of the handle.

$1,999.99 Available
  USCAV-001 pre World War Two Rare 1906 Dated US Army CAVALRY Combat Sword w/o Scabbard This 42 inch long cavalry sword has a 1906 & SA marked 37 inch blade.

The bade is in overall G+ condition.

The hilt retains most of the wrapping material with the metal fittings near excellent.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4.
$899.99 Available
WRWS-002

Wood Grip D Guard Infantry Officer Saber

This is a Revolutionary War Infantry Foot Officer's Saber with fluted wood grips and a British style octagonal pommel design circa 1780-1800.

This sword has a "stacked ball" type "D-Guard" knuckle bow. There are no apparent maker marks.  The finial is marked with GR and Crown.

The curved blade is dark and unembellished. There is a notch at the tip which appears to have been made on purpose and not accidental. There is a 21 inch narrow fuller just under the spine on both sides.  The blade is 27-1/2 inches long. The sword is 32-1/2 inches overall.

There are general signs of long service use.

This is an overall view of the right and left sides.  This is an image of left side of the handle.

$1,299.99 Available
WRWS-005

17 Star Naval Officer Sword

This is a very unusual sword, fitted with a 17 star clamshell guard circa 1813-1817.

This sword has a clamshell guard featuring an eagle and anchor with a glory of 17 stars, an ornate knuckle bow, and lion head finial, with helmet pommel. There is a rudimentary guard on the left side by design (it was not cut down). There is a faint virtually unreadable maker mark under the guard as part of the gilt etching on the blade.  With the admission of Ohio in 1813, 17 stars were used until 1817. The grips are checkered bone.

The straight blade has traces of gilt engravings depicting stands of arms on both sides, and some floral embellishments. There is a notch at the tip which appears to have been made on purpose and not accidental. There is a 15-1/2 inch long wide fuller just under the spine on both sides.  The blade is 31-1/2 inches long with a 15-1/2 inch long false edge on the top. The sword is 37-1/2 inches overall.

There are general signs of long service use including a number of nicks from blade and spine parries.

There is a matching all-brass metal scabbard showing heavy wear to the original plating and some dents and pinches that do not impair the sword seating fully in the scabbard.

This is an overall view of the right and left sides.  This is an image of left side of the grip.

$1,999.99 Available
WRWS-003

US War of 1812 Officers Short D GUARD Sword with Scabbard

This is a curved saber with short langets on the small D-guard.  The guard is slotted for a sword knot.  The 27 inch blade is very sharp and has a number of nicks on the edge from combat use. There is a wide 18 inch fuller on each side. These are views of the grip, guard and hilt area right and left sides.

The sword measures 30-1/2 inches long overall.  The backstitched scabbard is original to the sword and in good condition, generally.  There is some wear and flaking of the leather from age.  The drag tip is not present.

The condition is very good overall, as shown.

$699.99 Available

WRWS-004 1840s Officers Short D GUARD Lion Head Sword This is an England made curved saber with short pointed langets on the small D-guard.  The backstrap has a lion head at the pommel.  The 29-3/8 inch blade is very sharp and has a number of nicks on the edge from combat use. There is a narrow deep 22 inch fuller on each side along the percussion.  The blade has a number of engraved embellishments and cryptic designs and a bust engraving of young Queen Victoria on the right side and a stand of arms on the left side. These are overall views right and left sides.

The sword measures 34-1/4 inches long overall. 

There is no scabbard present.

The condition is very good overall, excepting combat wear and tear and moderate darkness to the blade and deep tarnish on the brass, as shown.

$749.99 Available
   WRWS-006 1750s Land Pattern "Brown Bess" Musket Socket Bayonet This is an English JOHN GILL, Birmingham made Land Patten Brown Bess Musket Bayonet

The 21 inch bayonet has a 16 blade is in generally very good overall condition.  The blade has a JOHN GILL maker mark stamped on the flat, as shown.

There is no scabbard present.

The condition is very good overall, excepting some moderate darkness to the blade and very slight curling at the tip that could be worked out, as shown.

Here are other views  1  2.

$224.99 Available
  WRWS-007
1750's Land Pattern Osborne & Gunby marked "Brown Bess" Musket Socket Bayonet


This is an English Osborne & Gunby made Land Patten Brown Bess Musket Bayonet without scabbard.

The 21 inch bayonet has a 16 blade is in generally very good overall condition. The blade has a Osborne & Gunby maker mark stamped on the flat.

The condition is very good overall, excepting some moderate darkness to the blade as shown.

Here are other views  1  2.


$249.99
Available

Civil War Era Swords


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
  CWGETTY-1  USA
Civil War
 Heavy Horse Cavalry Sabre
 in
fair condition
This is the usual 41 inch overall sabre with a 36 inch darkened blade. This has an unreadable makers mark with the usual heavy brass hand guard and pommel.

It still retains the wooden grip without the decoration. This sword was found near the Gettysburg Battlefield in the Early 20th Century.

This is a historic sword that will be a welcome added addition to any Civil War Period artifacts collection.

Here are other views. 1  2  3  4  5   6  7
$399.99 Available
  CWPRACTICE- USA
 Civil War Era Wooden Practice Sword
with a
Heavy Leather Hand Guard
This is a 35 inch long unmarked wooden sword in near excellent condition as shown.

Here are other views. 1  2  3  4  5   6 
$199.99 Available
  HANDAX-1  USA
 Late 19th Century Heavy Well-made Hand Ax
with a
Handmade Leather Scabbard
This is an unmarked good condition 18 inch overall hand ax with an 8 ½ inch shaft and ax head.  The 10 inch long wooden handle has been held together with tape as shown.  

This is a formidable combat weapon that will make a great addition to anymilitaria collection. 

Here are other views.  1   2   3   4   5   6  7  8
$199.99 Available

ACWS-007
Mansfield & Lamb Model 1860 Civil War 1865 Dated Cavalry Sword
This is a MANSFIELD & LAMB Forestdale R.I. Marked 1865 Dated CIVIL WAR UNION Cavalry Sword

This sword is not serial numbered, however, it has U.S. 1865 and C.E.W.  (Charles E. Wilson) inspector marks on the side opposite the maker mark on the ricasso.

Specific areas of this fancy sword are shown at the links below:

The ricasso is marked with the maker name MANSFIELD & LAMB FORESTDALE R.I. in an oval The reverse side has the U.S., inspectors initials C. E.W. and the date 1865. The pommel is also C. E. W. inspected and marked.

The condition is generally very good, with some deep tarnish on the brass hilt and moderate wear on the grip, with intact leather (there is some flaking and rubbing apparent) and tight twisted pair wire wrap visible in the images.  The blade is near very good with very minor signs of darkness, and very few nicks and parry marks on the edge and percussion area of the back.  There is no scabbard. 

The blade measures a full 35 inches, the sword is 41-1/2 inches overall.

$799.99 Available

ACWS-012
Emerson & Silver Model 1860 Civil War 1865 Dated Cavalry Sword
This is an EMERSON & SILVER / TRENTON / N.J Marked 1865 Dated CIVIL WAR UNION Cavalry Sword

This sword is serial (or rack) numbered B47 on the guard. It has U.S., JM (Julian Mcallister Maj., USA 1865) and date 1865 inspector marks on the side opposite the EMERSON & SILVER maker mark in an oval shape with the city and state of the company below on the ricasso.

Specific areas of this fancy sword are shown at the links below:

The pommel is also JM inspector marked and a separate M above.  There is a deeply stamped "60" (60th Pennsylvania Regiment, 3rd Cavalry, aka "Young's Kentucky Light Cavalry") number on the guard. This unit was at the Battle of Gettysburg, and in 1865, was involved in the final attack on Petersburg, then Five Forks, Jettersville, Sailor's Creek, and High Bridge.

The condition is generally very good, with some deep tarnish on the brass hilt and minor wear on the grip, with intact leather (there is some slight fading from routine use apparent) and tight twisted pair wire wrap visible in the images.  The blade is near very good with very minor signs of darkness, and very few nicks and parry marks on the edge and percussion area of the back.   

The blade measures a full 35 inches, the sword is 41 inches overall.

The Emerson & Silver company operated from 1860-1865, making 27,060 M1860 cavalry sabers. The name of the company was changed later in 1865 to JOSEPH E. SILVER CO and moved to New York.

There is no scabbard with this sword.

$899.99 Available
ACWS-003
W.K.&C. Model 1840 Civil War Dragoon Cavalry Sword and Original Scabbard
This is a W.K. & C. German marked CIVIL WAR UNION Cavalry Sword With Original Matching Scabbard

This sword and scabbard is serial (rack) numbered "16".  The "1" is inverted on the scabbard body, but was obviously supposed to be "16" and not "91". "16" is marked correctly on the scabbard throat.  The "6" was a soft strike on the guard, with only the bottom portion visible, as shown.

Specific areas of this sword are shown at the links below:

The ricasso is not marked with a maker name nor U.S. or inspectors initials. The blade was an import from WKC in Solingen, Germany and there is a partial maker mark on the percussion side very close to the guard.

The condition is generally very good, with some deep tarnish and some nicks to the knuckle bows of the brass hilt and moderate wear on the grip, visible in the images.  The blade is near excellent with virtually no signs of darkness.  The scabbard shows slight wear and minor freckling.  The blade measures 35-1/2 inches, the sword is 41 inches overall.

  SOLD
ACWS-004
Confederate Artillery Officer's Sword and Original Scabbard
This is a CIVIL WAR Confederate Artillery Officer D-Guard Sword With Original Matching Iron Scabbard

This sword has no maker or proof markings of any kind on the blade, guard or scabbard. This sword is very similar in design to the 1810 Light Artillery Saber which was used from 1810 through the Civil War.  This one has a "D" guard in brass fittings and does not have the "P" shaped guard of the Model 1810

Specific areas of this sword are shown at the links below:

This sword measures 32-3/4 inches overall with a 28-1/4 inch deeply curved blade.  The blade shows signs of frequent combat use on the edge and the percussion side of the back from parries.  The brass D-guard has some slight deformation from impact.  It has two abbreviated langets (unmarked) and a simple quillon.  The guard is slotted for a strap.  The wooden grip was painted black at one time, about 70% color remains.

The condition is generally very good to near excellent, with some deep tarnish to the brass hilt and some wear on the grip, visible in the images.  The blade is near very good with very minor signs of darkness.  The iron scabbard shows overall moderate freckling and a general brown color throughout.  The rings are missing from the scabbard.  There is a rudimentary, but robust drag at the tip.

$1,199.99 Available
ACWS-005
STARR 1818 Contract Cavalry Sword and Scabbard
This is a CIVIL WAR Confederate Refit of the 1818 STARR Contract Reverse P-Guard Sword With Nickel Plated Fitted Scabbard

This sword has US/P/LS/N.STARR maker markings in FOUR lines on the ricasso.  This is the same style marking as the 1818 contract for the straight blade mounted artillery sword.  The fifth line "IV" that is usually encountered on the curved blade version is not present.

Specific areas of this sword are shown at the links below:

This sword measures 38 inches overall in the scabbard with a 32 inch deeply curved clip point style blade.  The blade shows minor signs of combat use on the edge and the percussion side of the back from parries.  The iron P-guard has a slot for a strap. The wooden grip was leather covered and painted black at one time, about 95% color remains.

The condition is generally very good to near excellent, with some deep tarnish to the iron hilt and moderate wear on the grip, visible in the images.  The blade is very good to near excellent with very minor signs of darkness.  The scabbard shows overall minor freckling, minor dings and dents from carry, and with much of the nickel plate remaining throughout. There is a rudimentary, but robust drag at the tip. The relic bit of leather buffer shown in the images has completely deteriorated and is no longer present.

$799.99 Available
ACWS-006
Model 1840 Light Artillery Sword and Scabbard
This is an Indian War Era Model 1840 Light Artillery Sword and Scabbard

This sword has no maker markings on the blade, however the D-Guard is numbered on the right and left sides "30", one side apparently a later overstamp.  The scabbard is also marked.  The scabbard fits this sword perfectly.

These are close-up views of the guard, right and left sides.

This sword measures 38 inches overall in the scabbard with a 31-3/4 inch deeply curved blade with a rudimentary 8 inch false edge.  The blade shows very minor signs of combat use on the edge and the percussion side of the back from parries.  The brass D-guard shows tarnish from age and the leather buffer is long gone. The wooden grip was brown leather covered and shows signs of its age, about 75% color remains. The twisted pair brass wire is a bit loose.

The scabbard has rust freckling throughout.  There is a minor ding 14 inches up from the drag. There are two ring mounts and rings.

The condition is generally very good to near excellent.

$749.99 Available
ACWS-009
Early 1800s Light Artillery Sword
This is an Indian War Era Circa 1840 Light Artillery Short Sword

This sword has no maker markings on the blade or fittings. It appears to have been a German or English import for use by the US military as a shorter alternative to the Model 1840.

These are close-up views of the guard, right and left sides.

This sword measures 29-1/4 inches overall with a 23-3/4 inch deeply curved blade with a relatively sharp 8-1/2 inch false edge.  The blade shows very minor signs of combat use on the edge.  The brass D-guard was gilded and shows some moderate tarnish from age and the leather buffer is long gone. The grip pebble grain leather covered and shows signs of its age, about 50% color remains.

These are overall views of the left and right sides.

The condition is generally very good with some minor darkness apparent on the blade.

$499.99 Available
ACWS-010
1860s CSA Naval Boarding Cutlass Sword
This is an Civil War Era Circa 1862 Confederate Naval Cutlass

This sword has absolutely no maker markings or date on the blade or fittings. It is patterned after the Federal USN Model 1860 Naval Cutlass.  There are some slight design differences from the AMES model, notably in the area of the bell guard

These are close-up views of the guard, right and pommel sides.

This sword measures 31-1/2 inches overall with a 25 inch deeply curved blade with a 6-1/2 inch false edge. There is an 18-1/2 long wide fuller on both sides,  The blade shows signs of combat use on the edge.  The brass guard was painted black and retains 90%+ of the original paint. and shows some minor tarnish from age and the leather buffer is present. The twisted pair wire and leather covered grip is coarser than the USN version. There is moderate to heavy wear to the grip.

These are overall views of the left and right sides.

The condition is generally very good with some minor darkness apparent on the blade.

$1,999.99 Available
ACWS-011
1852 Naval Officer Dress Saber
This is a Model 1852 US Navy Dress Saber

This sword has no maker markings or date on the blade or fittings. It is the 1852 pattern which has been the standard for the Naval Officer's sword for over 100 years.  This one dates to the Civil War era.

These are close-up views of the etch and left side of the grip and hilt.

This sword measures 34-1/2 inches overall with a 29 inch slightly curved blade with am 8 inch false edge. There is a 21 long wide fuller and a 15-1/2 inch narrow fuller along the back on both sides,  The blade shows moderate signs of tarnish from age and the leather buffer is present. The twisted pair wire and shark skin covered grip is tight and intact. There is minor wear to the grip.

These are overall views of the left and right sides.

The condition is generally very good with some minor darkness apparent on the blade. There is a small waver in the blade at the tip that can be worked out with care and a bit of patience.

  SOLD
ACWS-111
Civil War NCO Dress Saber without Scabbard
This is a Civil War NCO Dress Saber without Scabbard as shown.
 
 It measures 33 inches overall and the condition is near good plus & is marked US & 1863.  Here are other views 1  2 .
$219.99 Available