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Louis Haiman Confederate Staff Officer's Sword

29.75" slightly curved single-edged blade with 6" false edge and a 23" unstopped median fuller. 5" brass hilt with cast openwork clam shell counterguard with silver CSA on exterior and large bulbous forward-swept quillon. Leather-covered grooved wood grip with 13 wraps of twisted wire. Obverse blade etched with a large upside down C.S.A. with leaves between the letters and entwining geometric boarders surrounding the etched panels, including foliate scrolls. Reverse of blade with a spread-winged eagle and foliate scrolls with similar geometric intertwined borders. Browned metal scabbard with brass mounts and two suspension rings. An old gold sword knot is attached to the knuckle bow of the saber. This sword is originally from the William Albaugh III collection and is pictured on page 89 of his Photographic Supplement of Confederate Swords. A rare, well documented and published Confederate sword.

Provenance:ex-Albaugh collection, pictured on page 89 of A Photographic Supplement of Confederate Swords. From the Sword Collection of William Koch

Condition:

Very good. Blade with a dull pewter patina and scattered light surface oxidation and discoloration with some lightly scattered pinpricking and couple of small nicks along the edge of the blade. Hilt very good as well with a rich, uncleaned patina on the brass, most of the leather wrap in place with only some minor loss and some minor damage and loss to the wire. Scabbard good with traces of finish and a mostly brownish oxidized patina. Scabbard shows wear and some minor damage, with a soldered repair at the throat and drag, which is worn through in a couple of small areas. Upper mount with loose band. Scabbard free of any major dents or creases.

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$25,850
10/31/2018

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