Swords & Blades
Stunning, Unworldly Rare CS Imported, State of Georgia "G" Purchase Stamped, and "ISAAC & Co" Exclusive CS-Marked Imported British Pattern 1853 Cavalry Saber
The ONLY known specimen Cut-Down to Short Sword/Artillery/ Cutlass/ Mean Fighting Knife!
Inspected and "Blessed" by the CS Blade Guru's
EXCELLENT Untouched All-Original Specimen with VIVID "G" Georgia Purchase Stamping, and "ISAAC & Co" Exclusive CS Marking on Spine
Total Length being 24.5" long, and blade length of exactly 19.25" long
Super Condition, "Holy Grail" of CS Imported (and CS swords in GENERAL!)
A "Textbook" CS Specimen in EVERY SENSE
NEVER have I seen a LEGIT, PERIOD cut-down British famous Pattern 1853 Cavalry saber--imported exclusively by the Confederacy--let alone being an EXCLUSIVE "textbook" and "Holy Grail" specimen of being the wartime State of Georgia purchased/and so-stamped with the Georgia "G" ownership marking VIVIDLY CLEAR upon the ricasso, AND the EXCLUSIVE CS exporter's demarcation of "ISAAC & Co" of the Issac Campbell and Company CS supplier out of England. It is LITERALLY a "textbook" specimen, as shown on page 109 of the SEMINAL CS Reference Book by Author/Dealer Mr. Shannon Pricthard's "Collecting the Confederacy" reference book (which, IF YOU DON'T HAVE--GO BUY ONE NOW!). The complete P1853 sword with all-iron scabbard would have had a matching "G" of the same stamp on the scabbard (see pic below). This is NOT an IRON-HANDLE specimen, nor the simple "leather-wrapped" Mole-made specimen, but a HARDWOOD--maybe even gutta-percha--exquisitely checkered-gripped specimen, as so noted by others--and is in the MOST BEAUTIFUL, ORIGINAL, 100% period and UNTOUCHED, ONLY-KNOWN-TO-EXIST cut-down specimen for a short sword, Artillery Sword, Naval Cutlass, or ONE MEAN MOTHER "Bowie" fighting knife! Coming STRAIT OUT OF GEORGIA, and now offered for sale through consignment from one of the most renowned collections, this 100% original, untouched, ATTIC MINTY specimen with the UN-DAMAGED and UN-REPAIRED checkered grips, and original just-fading dark back/grayish blade patina to the exactly 19.25" long cut-down "Clip-Point" blade is simply ASTOUNDING. Again, NO DAMAGE, NO REPAIRS, 100% FINEST QUALITY with the RAREST CS MARKINGS you will EVER FIND on one of these beauties--and THE ONLY-KNOWN-TO-EXIST cut-down specimens, at that! I even showed it to CS fighting knife/Bowie Expert and "guru" and CS Bowie Knife author, Mr. Lee Hadaway, with his "Wow....KILLER!" response to it!
If you want the RAREST, FINEST, ONLY-KNOWN and MOST HISTORIC pieces, and at the BEST PRICES...just KEEP COMING BACK to Champion Hill Relics!
Good luck finding ANOTHER anywhere AT ALL, let alone this nice and this price!
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Beautiful, Historic, RARE "Attic-Minty" 3rd Model Virginia Manufactory Saber and Scabbard
100% Complete, Original, Intact, and TIGHT
Bears the RARE distinction of it's War of 1812-era Virginia Cavalry Regimental Markings of BOTH the 3rd AND the 4th VA Regiments!
Fresh to the Market, coming from one of the most Renowned Confederate Collections in the Southeast!
It is my highest honor to present to you--and my greatest gratitude to my great friend for consigning this most historic piece of American/Virginia military history--this most excellent, ALL-ORIGINA, 100% TIGHT and INTACT, "ATTIC MINTY" condition, 200+ year old 3rd model Virginia Manufactory Sword. Beginning in 1804, and gearing-up after the Federal 1808 "Militia Act" (forcing state's to prepare their own standing militia forces for government service, equipped and trained to fight at a moment's notice, given the impending war that President's Adams and Jefferson feared between the warring nations of Napoleon's France and England), the State of Virginia contracted the "Virginia Manufactory" with the production of these HEAVY DRAGOON SABERS and SCABBARDS, which would become of great service to the eventual conflagration American feared: the War of 1812 with Britain. This 3rd Model version bears the classis VA Manufactory shape, style, and form of the "slotted" and not too wide hand-guard basket, all-metal construction with simple one-strand original brass wiring over the leather wrap, with sweeping iron-topped grip into t he ricasso, with a perfect, UNTOUCHED patina and appearance (the peen is FLAWLESS--YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE IT DISTINCTLY!) This MASSIVE Dragoon Model/Cavalry Sword was a whopping length of just over 40" long, with 35" full-length blade with clipped-point, and two "blood grooves"--the usual thin groove near the top, but a slightly larger, but shorter one just below it. The blade's patina is 100% UNTOUCHED and in "ATTIC MINTY" condition, as is the entire piece. It shows a smoky gray/slightly dulled patina with NO active oxidation or pitting. It is entirely UN-SHARPENED, and only has but a couple of "flea-bites" to the blade--NO MASSIVE DINGS nor ANY damage ANYWHERE on the blade nor entire piece. The spine of the blade has the distinction of the War of 1812-era Virginia Cavalry DOUBLE regimental demarcation of both the "3" and then over-stamped "4, V'A REG'TT" original hand-stamping. It apparently spent time in both units--a VERY RARELY SEEN phenomenon! The iron-mounted, classic VA Manufactory "slitted" slim iron guard retains MUCH of the original Japanned finish, as does the original, intact, SOLID scabbard. NO DAMAGE and ALL PERFECT with the original scabbard, with the "tear-drop" attachment belt hook. As usual, it has the unmistakable tiny anti-rattle "dings" on one side of the scabbard, which yet again only PROVES it's "veteran status" that this sword/scabbard did NOT sit collecting dust in the back of the Virginia State Arsenal, but was IN THE FIELD! Only the usual "attic" condition facet of some SCANT, VERY TINY splatterings of white-wash paint over the some 200 +/- years can be seen--just look at ALL THE PICTURES provided below! Unlike most other websites/auctions, you don't just get a mere "token few" pics from Champion Hill Relics! I MAKE SURE to take as MANY pictures from as many angles and lighting to SHOW WHAT YOU ARE BUYING! And I am MOST PROUD of this piece of American and Virginia history! These swords were issued, used in war, and kept in the State's Arsenal all the way through to the break-out of the South's War for Independence. With the great haste and total LACK of PROPER, MILITARY-GRADE weaponry, these strong, sturdy blades would be brought-out again to arm the sons of Virginia with weapons their forefathers carried into previous wars (War of 1812, Mexican War). Some were contracted to be cut-down, as some believed they were too unwieldy, but desperation and lack of time and preparation forced many right out of the Arsenal, and into the training/assembly camps ringing the new Capitol of the Confederacy in Richmond, as well as throughout the state.
Since this weapon is 200 +/- years old, I and the consignor agreed that even though the original leather wrap and 100% INTACT original simple brass wire are intact (around 70%+ of the original leather wrap intact, with only minor wear-spots), we COULD NOT in ANY GOOD CONSCIENCE, allow "time" to do any possible harm to the old original leather wrap. Like EVERYTHING in this world, everything deteriorates--it only depends upon WHAT it is, HOW it is cared-for, stored, exposed (or NOT exposed to), etc, that will determine if any deterioration will occur. Today's international, national, and state preservationists who are charged with the awesome responsibility to PROTECT and PRESERVE these PRICELESS and IRREPLACEABLE pieces of our history and heritage, are now using the latest, time-tested and proven technique of a wax-based preservation light coating on such organic materials, such as leather. Thus, given my 30+ years of collecting, living history, dealership, consultation and education with leading state and national preservationists has blessed me with the knowledge and access to these cutting-edge preservation applications. Modern wax-based preservation coatings (especially specialized crystalline wax) are the LEAST intrusive, yet MOST EFFECTIVE means of providing a simple, light, and BEAUTIFYING layer that protected the leather from destructive microbes that eat organic materials, sunlight, moisture, and temperature variations--even you OWN OILS from your HAND (depending what you HAVE ON YOUR HANDS!) can accelerate the deterioration of leather. Thus, with the most PAIN-STAKING and professional years of experience I have employed (over a 3- process) of applying this most effective and beautifying light coating over the leather handle, which is merely micron's thin, and yet leaves it protected, and with a beautiful sheen for appearance! THIS BEAUTY will OUT-LIVE US and our children's-children, if so revered and protected.
As always, you can rely upon Champion Hill Relics to do all in the sake to promote, protect, and preserve our revered history and it's antiquities. And you can ALWAYS count ON THE BEST!
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Price SLASHED to Now Only $598
Spectacular, RARE ALL-Brass-Hilted, "US Non-Regulation" Officer's Sword
Made by the FINEST Sword Maker of the Era, Sword-Maker Mr. W. Clauberg of the World-Renown Solingen Blade Maker
Most EXQUISITE, MINTY, CRISP Condition Etched Blade, with the MASSIVE Federal Eagle & US Motif with Elegant Floral Designs
Has ALL the expected Solingen Maker-Markings ("PROVED", "IRON PROOF", "F. CLAUBERG" and "SOLINGEN" over Knight Motif)
Solingen has been THE NAME in cutlery for over a century, renowned across the globe as arguable the FINEST blade-maker over the past 170 years. Their Germanic/eastern French beginnings with the best sword-makers employed in that region would supply MANY SWORDS not only to the European powers of the 19th Century, but into our War Between the States, offering the HIGHEST QUALITY, most ORNATE and EXQUISITE swords. Their fame would continue through the cataclysmic abyss of WWII, supplying the German Wehrmacht and NSDAP with their finest blade work. As for this SPECTACULAR, and MOST RARE variant of our Model 1850 US "Non-Regulation" Officer's Sword, it's quality of craftsmanship is found abundantly clear over the ENTIRE blade! As you will note, the "normal" (actually, rather "REGULATION") typical "Non-Regulation" Officer's Sword is IRON-MOUNTED, with the Federal Eagle motif and large "US" within the basket guard. THIS ONE, however, is an ALL-BRASS variant, which does have Federal Eagle, but NO "US" at all in the basket guard. The finest etching, casting-finish, oak leaves and other floral patterns and lined accents of the basket guard, hilt, pommel and quillion are easily seen and noted. The original shark/ray-skin wrap with both the 2-py twisted brass wiring AND decorative thin-lined wiring with the 2-ply main wrap wiring is just another feature of the quality and beauty that went into making this sword. There is only the most MINOR and expected, true field, campaign, and combat service wear upon the wire and wrap, which as you can see in the pictures below, is minor, indeed! The blade is ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR, not only in condition (untouched, un-sharpened, UNCLEANED, having the PERFECT steely-gray patina ever the entire surface!) but Clauberg's OVERSIZED blade etching of the Federal Eagle Emblem and the "US" are exquisite to the extreme! As CRISP and VIVID as the day it was etched!!! The gorgeous floral and decorative motifs and designs with both the Eagle Emblem AND the "US" on the sides of the blade are simply STUNNING! The Federal Eagle motif has the most beautiful "RAYS" that are radiating from the Eagle!!! The typical Solingen markings are all present, of course---the "PROVED +" circular stamping on one side of the ricasso, with the "F. CLAUBERB" around the "SOLINGEN" and Knight's emblem on the other side of the ricasso. On the spine of the blade is their usual "IRON PROOF" etching, as well. The blade measures EXACTLY 32" long, with total length of this FINE Solingen/Clauberg-made sword of 38" long.
This is a GREAT, SUPERB QUALITY and RARE VARIANT of the US "Non-Regulation" Officer's Sword, made for service in our War, and at this price, makes for a FINE representative Officer's blade used both NORTH & SOUTH during the War!
Now Only $598 Sale Pending/Layaway
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