Antique American Civil War Cavalry Sword Confederate? A very unusual antique 19th century American civil war period sword most likely confederate cavalry. The steel hilt having three bars in its form with a knuckle-bow with unfinished slit for the knot. Qullion is down-curving, with a steel back-strap with ovoid ears, retaining their original wooden grip bound with remains of the original leather bound and cord.A massive slightly curved single edged steel blade cut with a broad full-length fuller. The hilt of the sword was made in the style of the 1821 British light cavalry sabre pattern, but without small horizontal bars on the inner side of the guard and with differently shaped back-strap pommels. Prior to the American civil war, swords with a British 1821 pattern hilt were made by Ames and Tiffany swords manufacturers but with the hilts made strictly based off British pattern. Some confederate swords were made during the American Civil War with various forms of hilts in the style of the 1821 pattern British light cavalry sword hilts and with several variations in the form of the blades. The blade for this sword has a form of American made US cavalry swords blades from the early 19th century (1812 War).
It is possible that an older early 19th century blade was mounted with a hilt made in the civil war. The sword does not have any maker markings or government inspector stamps like all other union American swords made in the USA during the American Civil War, or like European made swords imported into America by the Union and Confederate States which were always are marking.
All of this indicates that this anonymous sword was possibly made in small numbers in the USA for Confederate cavalry by one of the small Confederate states manufactures. CONDITION: Age and usage is showing. The wood grip has remains of its original leather bound and cord.The steel hilt is slightly pitted. The upper bar of the guard slightly bent, most likely during the combat. Please see the photos, they are a part of the description. MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 93 cm (36.61 inches) Length of the blade: 80 cm (31.5 inches) Width of the blade at the widest point: 3.2 cm (1.26 inches) Thickness of the blade spine: 32.74 mm (1.2 895inches). All items are guaranteed to be authentic antiques, and not reproductions. All our artifacts are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Canadian buyers please note: We are required to charge HST or GST on all orders mailed to Canadian destinations.
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