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M-1872 Mounted Artillery Officers Sword By Horstman

32" curved, single edged blade, .869" wide at ricasso. 4.75" bird's head pommel with brass P-shaped knuckle bow. Guard with forward swept quillon on top, terminating in a flat disk, grooved wood grip with shagreen covering and 12 wraps of multi-strand wire. Blade etched with HORTSMANN / PHILADELPHIA on reverse ricasso and stamped with a maker's mark on the obverse. Blade etched with floral decorations with an entwined US on the reverse and US {eagle} on the obverse. Sword retains its nickel finish brass mounted scabbard with two hangers.

Condition:

Fine. Blade retains most of its polish with fine, crisp etching. Grip with light handling marks, brass with a medium golden patina. Scabbard very good with some scattered surface oxidation.

Estimate: $600 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$450
09/12/2018

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