CIRCA MIDDLE OF 19TH CENTURY - GUARANTEED AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD. GORGEOUS POLISHED BLADE IS RICHLY DECORATED ON BOTH SIDES WITH MILITARY / NAVY MOTIF DECORATION, USN, AMERICAN EAGLE, STARS AND ANCHOR - SUPERB CRIP DETAILS. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING BRIGHT GOLD-GILDING ON BACKGROUND.BLADE IS MARKED AT RICASSO: W. Horstmann & Sons Company was one of the finest American sword makers and retailers of military goods, including uniforms and hats. Horstmann firm was founded by William H. Horstmann bought out a local swordmaker in 1828 and thereafter entered the military goods field. The firm benefitted from the Civil War, becoming the largest military goods supplier in the nation by 1864. ALSO MARKED WITH "KING'S HEAD" MAKER'S MARK FOR GEBRUDER WEYESBERG. Weyersberg was a family sword making dynasty located in Germany, near Solingen and recorded of making swords as early as the 15th century. During the American Civil war, Horstmann & Sons used Gebruder Weyersberg's imported blades on its highest grade swords. MARKED "IRON PROOF" ON SPINE. (92 cm) LONG INCLUDED TANG. TANG IS ABOUT 5 3/16 in. BLADE IS ABOUT 1 1/8 in. (2.73 cm) WIDE AT RICASSO. BLADE IS IN EXCELLENT, NEAR MINT ORIGINAL ANTIQUE UNCLEANED CONDITION WITH VERY VERY!
MINOR HONEST WEAR AND VERY LIGHT CHARMING INDICATION OF AGE. ONLY WEAR TO GOLD GILDING AND SOME DARKENING AT THE RICASSO (at the maker's mark, outside of decorated part of the blade). VIRTUALLY 100% OF ORIGINAL BRIGHT GOLD GILDING IS STILL PRESENT AT THE DECORATED SECTION. ORIGINAL BROWN AGE PATINA ON TANG. EVIDENCE OF DISSEMBLING AT THE TOP OF TANG.100% ORIGINAL UNCLEANED, UNALTERED, UNMOLESTED FINEST QUALITY CIVIL WAR PERIOD IMPORTED BLADE FOR HIGHEST PRESENTATION GRADE AMERICAN NAVY SWORD. Your satisfaction is very important to us. Items must be in their original condition with similar of our packing. Although every effort is made to ensure accurate dimensions and weights, the figures shown should always be treated as approximate. The pictures should be considered as part of the item description. We do not take responsibility for any personal or third party losses. The item "FANTASTIC ANTIQUE BLADE for CIVIL WAR AMERICAN NAVY USN M1852 NAVAL SWORD dagger" is in sale since Sunday, July 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons".
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