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  1. My thanks to all who replied. I should...

    My thanks to all who replied.

    I should mention that the scabbard is “teardrop-shaped” in cross section. It’s very rounded, almost bulbous, in the part that covers the spine of the blade, and it’s...
  2. Stops

    Thanks Will, good observation; but the ground stops are on the blade. Poor lighting up here this time of year, coupled with my poor photography made it appear as though they were missing.

    Here are...
  3. 1810 Contract Horsemans Saber Nippes or Winner?

    Hello to the Forum,

    I recently purchased this saber and would appreciate your opinions concerning it. When bidding on the saber I thought it was made by Abraham Nippes, but certain features make...
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    Please help identify this sword

    All opinions welcome.

    Thanks,
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    There are several at the top of the list: Any...

    There are several at the top of the list:

    Any high grade, presented, one of a kind type
    Leech & Rigdon Cavalry Officer
    Dufilho Staff
    CS Naval Officer
    Haiman Staff
    Griswold Fort Hilt
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    Does not conform to any known pattern of...

    Does not conform to any known pattern of Confederate sword. Just because it's crude doesn't make it Confederate.
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    Your sword appears to be an original Bissonnet....

    Your sword appears to be an original Bissonnet. All Bissonnet swords are very rare. There used to be a couple of nice ones in the Confederate Museum in New Orleans, belonging to generals Braxton...
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    Here's one: Leech and Rigdon Cavalry Officer's...

    Here's one: Leech and Rigdon Cavalry Officer's Sabre, Columbus Mississippi
  9. Looks like a W.J. McElroy foot officer's sword...

    Looks like a W.J. McElroy foot officer's sword from the photos. Can't speak to what blade may have been on it, but the current blade conforms to the shape to be expected on a McElroy, albeit with no...
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    Your sword and its scabbard are original and made...

    Your sword and its scabbard are original and made by Abraham H. DeWitt. The 'screw' on the scabbard mount is actually a pin. The pin and the wood covered scabbard are typical for DeWitt.

    A rare...
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    Your sword is not Confederate made. Looks like an...

    Your sword is not Confederate made. Looks like an imported 1840 with a replaced grip, made to appear CS.
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    Oh, and by the way, the last battle of the...

    Oh, and by the way, the last battle of the American Civil War was fought in the waters of the Bering Sea, right here in Alaska. The CSS Shenandoah gave the New England whaling fleet a good beating,...
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    Your brass mounted scabbard is Confederate for...

    Your brass mounted scabbard is Confederate for certain. Some say that scabbard went with a Haiman (Columbus Georgia) cavalry sabre. My opinion is that the scabbard was manufactured in Nashville...
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    The first sword pictured in this thread is very...

    The first sword pictured in this thread is very nice, though post-war. I watched it on eBay and wish now I'd bought it. Great find and reasonably priced for what it was.
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    Certainly not Confederate.

    Certainly not Confederate.
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    In my opinion it is bad. Hard to tell for certain...

    In my opinion it is bad. Hard to tell for certain given the out of focus photographs, but the casting of the guard lacks the 'crispness' normally seen on these. The edges of the CS and wreath are...
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    Thanks, Ivan.

    Thanks, Ivan.
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    Sorry about that; post edited. ID only then.

    Sorry about that; post edited.

    ID only then.
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    Please help Identify this sword

    Hi,

    I'm new to this forum and could use your help identifying this sword. Where and when is it from?

    Thanks for any help,

    Harvey
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