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.


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
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