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Non-Regulation US M1850 Foot Officer's Sword By Schuyler, Hartley & Graham

32" slightly curved, spear-point blade with 11" false edge, 1" wide at the ricasso, with a 19" stopped fuller. 5.75" gilt brass guard with pierced foliate decorations and forward swept quillon. Grooved wood grip covered with shagreen and with 14 wraps of double-strand twisted brass wire. Buff leather throat washer. Reverse ricasso marked CLAUBERG / SOLINGEN and etched with foliate scrolls and a large US. Obverse etched with Schuyler, Hartley & Graham logo on the ricasso, around the brass "proved" disk, with an etched panel showing a spread-winged eagle over a panoply of arms with foliate borders. Top edge of spine etched IRON PROOF. Browned steel Clauberg pattern scabbard with engraved brass mounts. The metal scabbard suggests that this officer, only authorized to wear a M1850 foot officer's sword (rather than the M1850 Staff & Field), was likely mounted and had enough money to acquire a higher end sword from Schuyler, Hartley & Graham etched with motifs typically associated with the Staff & Field model.

Condition:

Fine. Blade mostly bright with nearly all of the polish and frosty etching. Hilt with some gilt remaining. Grip with some minor loss from wear. Scabbard with some of the lacquer brown, which has thinned, faded and dulled. Mounts with some gilt as well. Really an attractive sword.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,585
09/12/2018

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