1852 Very Rare Antique Civil War Sword Officers M1852 Navy USN CSA. Including an “S” on the throat. With 3 stars over initials E. On the inside of the guard (See Photos). Civil War Non-Regulation Foot Officer’s Sword: Non-regulation Foot Officer’s sword with French Klingenthal blade. The hilt is stamped with the encircled three-star/E. Mark of the importer Delacours & Backe of Paris and the obverse ricasso is stamped with Klingenthal proofs. The ornate gold-plated rococo relief cast non-regulation hilt is identical to the example illustrated on page 422 of “CIVIL WAR ARMY SWORDS” by John H. This is a high quality sword that conforms to the general specifications of the U. Model 1850 Foot Officer’s Sword. Here we have a very rare and not often seen Civil War period Model 1852 US naval officers sword in remarkable field used condition! In 1861 at the beginning of the war, the US Navy was barely a service at all. Both services are know to have used the same regulation sword like this one. But folks fail to realize that there were less than a 1000 Officers at the beginning of the war and that is why this sword is so highly sought after and rare. The blade has darkened from age but all the etching is readable on both sides. The only corrosion is light pitting toward the point from moisture in the scabbard. The grip is shark skin with wire wrap and about 90+% in tact. The brass guard is very nice with original patina that presents nicely! The guard is slightly loose as expected with the obvious field use this sword has had but could easily be tighten by an expert if you choose to restore it. There is an inscription on the spine which may be French maker marks and also proof marks on the ricosso that are probably French as well. But I think the blade was originally made in Germany and sent to France as the etching more closely resembles an American or German pattern. Many swords were imported from France, England and Germany prior to and during the early stages of the war due to short supply. This is a true M1852 non regulation CSA sword with a missing scabbard… Defiantly Rare being manufacture as one of the earliest 1852 USN swords in Europe and exported to America during the civil war. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. The item “Super Rare 1852 Very Rare Antique Civil War Sword Officers M1852 Navy USN CSA” is in sale since Friday, January 11, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons”. The seller is “32309fl” and is located in Tallahassee, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: France