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.


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
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