THIS IS A VERY EXTREMELY RARE SWORD WITH NO PRESENTATION, HENRY FOLSOM ONLY MADE A HANDFUL OF THESE SWORDS, AND EVERY ONE OF THEM WAS CUSTOM MADE, YOU WILL NEVER SEE ONE LIKE THIS. A SMALL INDENTATION ON SILVER GRIP POSSIBLY HIT BY A BULLET. NOT EFFECTING THE BEAUTY OF THIS MASTERPIECE. Measures 39 inches overall with a 32 1/4 inch blade length with an etched panel of eagle, stars, a banner with.Pluribus Union on one side only other side is plain. Pommel shape of Phrygian helmet decorated with floral sprays. Guard is of a half-basket design with two branches with floral designs and. And an eagle on the end of the guard. The handle of cast silver and chased in relief with foliate reserves enriched with roundels and fittings.
Scabbard is metal with browned finish. Highly decorated gilt brass bands.The drag with soldier and crossed flags; the middle band with a shield and. The top band with an. Sword is very good condition, the blade is bright with smooth metal. The guard and handle are very nice with an untouched patina. The scabbard still retains a lot of the browned finish. The band still retains much of the gilt finish. A very fine flashy presentation Civil War sword with no presentation.
The item "CIVIL WAR M 1850 STAFF & FIELD PRESENTATION GRADE SWORD H FOLSOM ST LOUIS EAGLE" is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "rachelemandelgallery" and is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.