This example closely resembles the Nashville Plow Works saber in design. Unlike the Plow Works design, the College Hill saber has a large block letter C S A on the underside of the guard & an iron back strap instead of brass.Plain blade w/ a single unstopped fuller. Crudely cast brass guard & knuckle bow featuring a block C S A on the underside of the guard. Five branch guard joins the knuckle bow at the midpoint becoming a single branch before entering the pommel. Iron back strap/pommel cap w/ an iron capstan rivet. Brass wire wrapped leather grip. Iron scabbard w/ brass scabbard rings & iron suspension rings. Guard & knuckle bow have a deep mustard patina w/ sharp details giving the crude casting technique. Back strap/pommel has a dark chocolate patina. Grip leather is about 80%.
Scabbard has a dark overall chocolate patina w/ a few scattered, shallow dents. Brass scabbard rings have a mellow, mustard patina. A fine example of a scarce Tennessee manufactured Confederate saber.
The item "CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE COLLEGE HILL ARSENAL CAVALRY SWORD W LARGE CSA ON GUARD" is in sale since Tuesday, April 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1784-1860\Original Period Items". The seller is "rachelemandelgallery" and is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.