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US M1852 Revenue Cutter Service Sword Worn By Ensign Frank Pulsifer

29" semi-curved, single-edged blade with a 22" long, wide, un-stopped median fuller and a narrow 15" fuller at the spine. 5.5" cast brass pierce hilt with USN in a ribbon on the face and a forward swept sea monster motif quillon. Grip grooved wood with shagreen wrap and with 13.5 wraps of twisted wire. Blade etched with patriotic, nautical and floral motifs with USN in a ribbon. Shagreen-covered scabbard with standard USN brass mounts. Accompanied by copies of Ensign Pulsifer's service records from the National Archives.

Condition:

Very good. Blade dull gray with scattered surface oxidation, discoloration and some light pinpricking. Etching mostly visible but somewhat dull. Brass with a thick, dark patina and untouched, wrap with some wear, wire intact. Scabbard with light wear and deeply oxidized mounts as well. A lovely, untouched USN M1852 sword carried by a Revenue Cutter Service ensign.

Estimate: $2,500 - $4,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,410
09/12/2018

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