THE ETCHING WAS PROBABLY DONE TOWARD THE END OF THE WAR. STILL SHARP TOWARD THE LOWER PORTION OF THE SWORD. THIS ONE DEFINATELY SAW BATTLE ACTION. A very nice Kirschbaum, K &C Cavalry Saber & Scabbard with Confederate etching on the blade including a Confederate battle... The letters CS, and the Confederate motto Deo Vindice.(God Protects or Vindicates Us). This is an enlisted saber with plain mounts, and the grip is wood from which the leather and wire are missing. The blade is a standard Solingen made one, with etching added.
The etching includes the specifics mentioned above, along with vines and leaves, and cross-hatching, as well as a Confederate shield with a pole topped by a Liberty Cap. The scabbard is all steel with a single screw holding the throat. Dimensions: The sword is 42.75 inches long overall.The blade is 36 inches long. Cavalry saber, Model 1840, Kirschbaum, K & C in oval of dots. The model 1840 saber, called the wrist breaker, was was a relatively heavy cavalry saber, and as it was manufactured before the Civil War, it saw extensive use by both sides during the war. Manufactured by CR Kirschbaum, Solingen Prussia. Swords were supplied to state and local militia units, and were not Federal inspected.
Marks: ricasso is marked, K & C in oval of dots. Standard features include: relatively straight wooden handle covered with leather and a wire grip, brass hilt has three branches, brass pommel cap and guard are unadorned, steel blade has flat back with narrow and wide fuller stopped at the ricasso, iron scabbard with iron mountings, throat issecured by rivets and is European origin. SWORDS HAS A PAGE ON ONLINE FAKES.THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A 100% AUTHENTIC UNTOUCHED CONFEDERATE IMPORTED SWORD FOR A VERY REASONABLE PRICE. The item "CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE M 1840 CAVALRY SWORD WITH CONFEDERATE ETCHING ON BLADE" is in sale since Wednesday, April 29, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "rachelemandelgallery" and is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.