THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN ONE OF THE RAREST UNTOUCHED AUTHENTIC PIECE OF AMERICANA HISTORY. Louis Froelich emigrated from Bavaria in early 1861, settled in Wilmington, NC, ran a button factory and then moved into sword manufacture for the Confederacy.
His factory burned down so he moved his operation to Kenansville North Carolina for safety, only to have that facility burned by the Yankees, so he then rebuilt and continued making sabers, sword bayonets, pikes, knives, axes, accouterments and other needed supplies for the CSA. This is the standard Froelich-made enlisted cavalry saber, patterned on a the German and US 1840 models, but with a flaring conical pommel, a guard that features two branches coming from the knucklebow at two different spots, and a brown leather wrapped grip that is bound with a single wire strand. The brass has nice mellow, untouched age patina.
The blade has the typical Kenansville rounded back and single unstopped fuller. The blade is generally gray in color mixed with darker gray spots.
This is complete with the acabbard which exhibits classic crude lapped seam and crude brass ring mounts. The item "CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE LOUIS FROELICH KENANSVILLE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMORY SWORD" is in sale since Sunday, March 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "rachelemandelgallery" and is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.