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Confederate "Dog River" Cavalry Saber

34.5" single edged blade with 26" long, .75" wide fuller.  Three-branch brass guard, leather grip wrapped in iron wire. Iron scabbard with brass ring mounts.  Blade shows some imperfections, the most prevalent being a 1.25" and 1.5" hollow at ricasso.  Scabbard has a visible lap-seam along its length.  Guard is crudely fitted, with an imperfect form and a visible deviation from center for both guard and pommel.

Condition:

Good. Blade has an overall pewter patina with some chips on blade. Guard has some moderate bronzing and what appears to be modern paint on the guard. Grip retains a moderate amount of its leather grip with complete, tight wire wrapping. Scabbard has a dark color with additional paint staining. Brass mounting has a caramel color.  

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,525
10/31/2018

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