Two Swords Including a Scarce Millard M1860 Cavalry Saber Dated 1862

1. 34.75" blade length. 43" overall with scabbard and hilt. Curved double fuller sword with brass guard and peened tang. Item features a 27" fuller running from end of ricasso in addition to an 18" fuller near back of blade. Item is stamped on right ricasso with "US/C.E.W./1862". Obverse side marked "D.J. Millard/CLAYVILLE NY". Pommel shows "WEH" inspector marking. Comes with a metal scabbard marked "999" to throat and a non-original leather belt hangar.

2. 24.5" blade length. 30" overall with scabbard and hilt. Item features a one piece cast brass "D" guard and grip with a peened tang. Blade is stamped at ricasso with "{Crown}/{crossed swords}" between "C" and "K" over "Co", the marking for the Carl Kaiser Company. Item is provided with a brass mounted leather scabbard.


1. Fair. Blade shows numerous bites along length. Blade is a brown patina overall with some spots of gray patina within fullers. Multicolor discoloration 4.5" from tip. Guard shows tarnish overall. Grip is missing leather and wire wrap and has an exposed wood core. Wood grip shows a split running full length on both sides. Scabbard is a brown patina overall with visible brass brazing to interior side where it was joined. Leather hangar is not original and shows abrasions and cracking overall.

2. Good. Blade shows some small bites along length with discolorations toward tip. Some drag lines visible on blade. Scabbard stitching is splitting. Leather is hardened with some abrasions. Brass mountings show some discolorations and spotted patina in addition to some dings. Wood core to scabbard shows chips and splitting to throat.

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us


We are happy to announce that the Cincinnati office of Hindman/Cowan's will be moving to a new location on May 23, 2022.

In advance of our move, we are requiring that all purchased property be removed from our current Este Avenue location within two weeks of the completion of each auction. For this auction, all property must be removed by May 12.

If you have any questions, please call 513-871-1670 or email cincinnati@hindmanauctions.com.


Cowan’s Cincinnati Office offers an in-house, full-service shipping department which is unparalleled in the auction industry. Shipping costs are provided with your finalized invoice 24-48 hours after auction. For furniture and oversized items, we recommend using third-party services. For more information, click HERE or contact cowansshipping@hindmanauctions.com.  

CALIFORNIA & NEW JERSEY BUYERS: Due to recent changes to California and New Jersey law, we require all firearms, whether modern or antique, be shipped to a licensed FFL dealer. Please plan accordingly.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please note that Cowan's only ships firearms to a United States address regardless of antique status. It is the responsibility of the buyer to organize the export of their firearms to their country of residence. Cost of shipping to an exporter will be included on your invoice as the shipping cost, however the cost of exporting is solely the buyer's responsibility.

NOTE: All pickups and preview are by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 513-871-1670 or email cincinnati@hindmanauctions.com