Swords & Blades
"Killer" Sword Blade-Turned to MEAN Fighting Knife!
Total Length 17", with Right at FOOT LONG Blade
Looks like Some Foot Officer's Sword, later Re-Fashioned Into a WICKED Fighting Knife--like a "Scottish Dirk"
Gorgeous and STILL USABLE, Handle & Hexagonal Lug at Bottom appear late 1800's to early 1900's Time Frame
Now THIS is a KNIFE! Truly a "KILLER" and MEAN Fighting knife, converted from what appears to be a straight-bladed Foot Officer's Sword, re-fashioned into a WICKED Fighting Knife. Some call the look/style to be like a "Scottish Dirk". It's a whopping 17" long, with right at a FOOT LONG one-sided blade, with the tip fashioned into a 2-sided sharpened "spear-point" blade. You can see the original "blood groove" in it, and the flat spine. The GORGEOUS eye-appeal to it is just jaw-dropping to me! Which is why I got it! A most BEAUTIFUL lathed handle out of burly oak or walnut. The top part of the handle is some kind of gutta-percha, and with the brass pommel having a hexagonal nut affixing the TIGHT blade, it appears to be a late-1800's/early 1900's handle. This is actually common for old soldiers having a "piece of their past" preserved as a unique "memento" or souvenir from their old years, back when they fought in the "war".
It's pretty "KILLER" all right...just as MEAN and DEADLY today!
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RARE Courtney & Tennant of South Carolina-Marked Confederate Naval Cutlass WITH SCABBARD!
Great Imported British-Made by Renowned British Sword Maker "MOLE" of Robert Mole of England
AWESOME Eye-Appeal, Gorgeous Condition, GREAT "COURTNEY & TENNANT / S.C" Stamp on Ricasso, with CLEAR "MOLE" Maker-Mark on the Spine
And WITH THE FULL SCABBARD!
WOW! How could I possibly PASS THIS ONE UP? The RARE and RENOWNED Courtney & Tennant of Charleston, South Carolina, CS Supplier to the Confederacy, and especially their precious harbors they MUST DEFEND in order to have such weapons of War from an agrarian-based South, and having to industrialize, make armies and navies and all the weapons of war. They HAD to get in such British-made weapons, as you all KNOW WELL--from British Enfield Rifles and muskets and revolvers, sabers of every kind, cannon, lead, ammunition, EVERYTHING, and France and Belgium and Austria and Spain, too! Here is the archetypical Courtney & Tennant of South Carolina imported British Naval Cutlass for the Confederate Navy. And this BEAUTY has the SCABBARD!!! The blade is marked “COURTNEY & TENNANT CHARLESTON S.C.” in two lines on the ricasso. The spine of the blade is also marked “MOLE” for Robert Mole of Birmingham, England. Courtney & Tennant contributed considerably to the Confederacy supplying more than just Confederate Naval Swords. George B. Tennant was from Charleston, South Carolina and went abroad for the Confederate Naval Department as an agent. While abroad George Tennant secured a contract with sword making firm of Robert Mole of Birmingham, England. The contract was for swords and cutlasses from the firm. This Confederate Naval Cutlass has the leather two-piece grips as it should. There is some leather on one side of the grip toward the mating with the brass guard that a tiny piece is missing from the shrinkage of UN-FAKABLE USE and the years it has survived (over 150 years!) Grips still GREAT CHECKERING in the leather, and ALL is SOLIDLY INTACT. Unlike others you see for sale, THIS ONE HAS IT'S SCABBARD! Again, the standard known leather scabbard with brass throat and drag. The blade is full length with single fuller. The blade and hilt are solid with no wobble or play. The blade has a steely, untouched patine and is as solid and could defend the ship or fort TODAY as well as the day it was made and then imported and issued to the Confederate Navalman who had this one. The brass guard also has a deep patina and no doubt this cutlass saw the action. The retailer mark is clearly visible as is the "MOLE" maker-marking. It has the typical brass three branch guard. The brass guard has some bend on the outer third branch of the guard, and what appears to be a period repair...or just an anomoly. It's just what it looks like to me. It's ALL still very solid. A few tiny "flea bites"/teeny tiny dings to the blade, but NOTHING DETRACTING WHATSOEVER! It "fits like a glove" with it's scabbard! The brass throat and scabbard tip have a little "wobble", but I can have that professionally affirmed at NO EXTRA COST if you choose. The leather scabbard is good, is dry, and being a little dry (and exposed to sea/salty conditions!) the seem is not completely intact, ut it's STIFF, and again, that can be professionally preserved to make it intact, at no extra cost! There's two small tears toward the bottom of the leather scabbard, but as you can see in the many FINE pictures below HOW GORGEOUS it is, it's to be expected--again, it was REALLY USED and ISSUED to a Confederate Navalman! And I, too, n have that professionally restored and preserved at no extra cost, if you should so choose!
The South had very little time to prepare for the Civil War. Can you imagine trying to piece together an army and navy essentially from SCRATCH??? Confederate Naval Swords and Cutlasses are scarce. Here is your opportunity to own an authentic Confederate Cutlass Rebel Relic Priced. When is the last time you have seen a Confederate Naval Sword AND SCABBARD, in this GORGEOUS CONDITION priced CHEAPER THAN THIS?!?!?!
Good Luck finding another one BETTER and/or CHEAPER...
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