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Peterson 75 Non-Regulation Officers Sword Presented To LT K D Cheny

32.25" single-edged spear point blade with 20" stopped median fuller. 5.25" hilt with pierced iron half-basket guard with a spread winged American eagle with the motto E Plurius Unum in ribbons above its head. Shagreen-wrapped grooved wood grips with 7 wraps of triple brass wire, the middle of the three ring twisted. Blade with frosty etched panels with a large US on the reverse with foliate bookends, and foliate scrolls near the ricasso. Reverse ricasso marked W CLAUBERG SOLINGEN in an oval around their logo. Obverse ricasso with brass "PROVED" disc and spine etched IRON PROOF. Obverse of blade with foliate scrolls near ricasso and a large spread-winged American Eagle central panel, again with the E Pluribus Unum cotton in ribbons. Iron backstrap of hilt engraved in two script lines: Presented to Lieut. K. D. Cheny / by Members Hartford City Guard 1866. Includes correct pattern metal scabbard with two suspension rings. A search of both the Historical Data Systems and Fold3 databases could not locate a "K.D. Cheny." Further research may prove fruitful.

Condition:

Fine. Blade retains much of the original bright polish and frosty etching with only some lightly scattered minor surface oxidation and flecks of discoloration. Blade with a couple of minor nicks along its edge. Hilt fine, grip with some light wear and tight wire. Scabbard very good.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$705
10/30/2018

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