Civil War Horstmann & Son Philadelphia US Etched Blade 1850 Foot Officer Sword with Scabbard Very Nice Original Sword that has not been messed with, it has a High Quality CR Kirschbaum Solingen. German Steel Blade as it is marked with the Knight Head.
Steel at the time was considered the finest quality in the World. Scabbard is in very good shape, fittings are a little loose but leather is intact, The blade and hilt are in great shape etching is still strong, tip is original.There is a tiny bit of movement in the hilt but Tang peen is Factory original and this is just due to age and shrinkage, The Shark or Wray skin handle still has its wire wrap. This sword is just an Honest piece and what you want to see when collecting Civil War swords. Please see pictures for more details as they are part of the description. The item "Civil War Horstmann Etched Blade 1850 Foot Officer US Sword with Scabbard" is in sale since Monday, November 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "mlthursby" and is located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Australia.