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Confederate Staff Officer's Sword by Kraft, Goldsmith & Kraft

32" single-edged spear-point blade with 5" false edge and 23" unstopped fuller. 6.75" gilt brass hilt with CS and floral motifs cast into the guard. Blade with 16.25" etched panel terminating in a spear point final. The obverse of the blade is etched K.G.&K. at the ricasso and with floral and martial motifs along the rest of the panel. The reverse is etched Columbia at the ricasso and with additional martial and floral themes, with the letters C.S. Grooved wood grip with thin leather covering and wrapped with 9 strands of plain brass wire. Metal scabbard with prominent lap seam along the bottom rear edge, black enamel painted finish and brass mountings with two suspension rings.

Provenance:From the Sword Collection of William Koch

Condition:

Fine. Blade retains most of the acid etched panel with some minor fading, thinning and dulling. Metal with slightly dulled steel patina with the edge showing some scattered nicks and minor marks. Hilt with traces of gilt in protected areas, with the brass showing an uncleaned patina and numerous minute casting flaws and the expected minor finishing imperfections of a Confederate sword. Grip with a nearly full-length crack on the reverse that has opened up the leather wrap along most of its length. Wire remains intact. Scabbard with most of the paint remaining with some thinning and loss, although the paint may have been reapplied at some point in time. Brass mounts with a deep, untouched patina retaining both original suspension rings.

Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$29,375
10/31/2018

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