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Thread: The M1872 US Artillery Saber a detailed discussion.

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    When elected Sergeant in the Artillery Wing, they got to wear the Sword for a Year, according to the Historian at the A&HACo. In those days they wore a gold knot. Both my wife and I think the Prussian style of attaching the knot is superior to the slot in the guard...

    Dale

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    Okay, "H&HC" stands for "Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company"? Of Massachusetts? I missed the connection.

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    Richard: When I got this saber, I contacted the historian at the Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company, he explained the reason it was presented and how they were worn.

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