CIVIL WAR M1850 OFFICER’S STAFF AND FIELD SWORD BY WH HORSTMANN
Item #: DROL1947
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This original Model 1850 Officer’s Staff and Field sword, complete with original metal scabbard, is a handsome blade specimen by the Solingen firm of Gebruder Weyersberg and imported by Horstmann. Carried by many higher-ranking Federal officers during the Civil War, this quality steel edged weapon measures a total length of almost 36” from tip to pommel. The fine looking steel blade is 30” long and carries a 16½” narrow fuller and a 22 ¼” stopped wide fuller. Blade, with its rounded back, is profusely embellished via the acid etching process on both sides and features both ornate military motifs and floral designs. Back has the raised letters "IRON PROOF”. No blade pad or washer present. Obverse ricasso exhibits "W. H. / HORSTMANN / & SONS / PHILADELPHIA” while the reverse shows the maker’s "Knight’s Head” figure. Etching is strong and sharp. Blade flats have just very minor pinprick pitting in areas. Obverse flat of blade is profuse with foliate, a spreadwinged eagle, pennant with "E PLURIBUS UNUM”, and more foliate to within 12” of the tip. Reverse flat starts with a panoply of arms, a foliate design, then the script letters "US” followed with more decorative foliate. Blade wears a pleasing satin-like sheen overall. No edge nicks visible.

This sword specimen has a highly detailed, two-band cutout brass hilt with the guard and knucklebow cast in one piece. Upper band of brass hilt features prominent cutout letters "US” surrounded by finely detailed, cutout foliate. Lower band has an intricate, foliate cutout design. Covering the center-swelled wood handle is a grip of light gray sharkskin, possibly rayskin, in excellent tight condition with just normal slight scuffing in spots. Seam tight. Double twisted brass / copper wire is wrapped tightly about the grooves in the handle and flanked with single strands of brass wire throughout the grips. Brass ‘Phrygian-style’ pommel cap is border-engraved in a floral pattern and exhibits a tiered cap. Grips are tight to the blade tang. Knucklebow is tight. Ornate quillon, never bent.

The smooth, light gray uncolored, undented steel scabbard is in very fine original condition. Has two brass ring mounts, brass bands and brass drag are adorned with mild edged decorative tooling. Brass throat collar, tight to the scabbard, is set with one small brass. No maker’s stamping visible. Brass sword rings solidly attached. One Sword band is missing a brass setscrew. Drag exhibits a complement of tiny dings and dents. Drag slipper shows light to moderate edge wear.

A fine, original Model 1850 Staff and Field edged weapon, this handsome specimen at a reasonable price, is an example worthy of any weapon collection.
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Your Price $1,150.00 USD

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