December 10, 2019 Edged Weapon, Armor & Militaria
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Regulation Civil War 1860 Pattern cavalry officer's saber with etched blade by Horstmann. Vivid blade etching with "William H. Horstmann & Sons Philadelphia" firm name etched on obverse ricasso with two stands of arms amid scrolling floral motifs above. Flat back edge etched with "Iron Proof" and leafy vine. Reverse is etched with two more stands of arms consisting of drums, cannon, and banners amid floral scrolls. Weyersberg king's head blade maker stamp at ricasso, a Solingen blade maker who supplied many blades to Horstmann. CONDITION: Hilt is very good, with medium patina to brass. Sharkskin grip wrap shows some wear along the top and a 2" long opening on bottom reverse, both natural wear points from palm and fingers. Coiled brass central binding wire and one of the single strand border wires are present. Blade etching is vivid though frosting is soft. Smooth, bright metal overall with some scattered thin gray. Good edge and point. Tight hilt. Scabbard is simple with plain mounts. Throat, bands, rings and drag in place. Good brown overall. Two minor pinches on either side above the drag, perhaps intentional to reduce rattle or improve seating of blade. A very nice example of a Civil War cavalry officer's combat saber. (SR)
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Value
Blade Length
31 - 5/8"
Overall Length
39"
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $984.00
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
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