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    Is the CSA sword a fantasy?

    Hello to all.
    This sword is traded at one of the auctions in Russia.
    The blade from the infantry sword of a non-commissioned officer, model 1840, manufactured by Horstmann, but the handle with the abbreviation CSA, but it raises doubts about its authenticity.
    Who will have what opinions?
    Sincerely, Vladimir.
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    More photos.
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    You are correct. The blade is US (Union) made while the CSA hilt is a fantasy. Just something cobbled together from bits and pieces to fool collectors.
    "You can't please everyone, so you have to please yourself." Ricky Nelson

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    Maker name on blade is a dead giveaway and I don't believe I've seen this in any CS weapons reference books. To my eye there seems to be Chinese influence to the hilt, they can't help that as it looks normal to them having not seen any real examples they take their own design ques.
    Last edited by Will Mathieson; 09-16-2020 at 08:49 AM.

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    LOL.... house of swords !!!

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    Thanks for answers.
    Sincerely, Vladimir.

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