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KENANSVILLE CAVALRY SABER, PUBLISHED IN ALBAUGH

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KENANSVILLE CAVALRY SABER, PUBLISHED IN ALBAUGH

PRICE   $  11,500.00

DESCRIPTION

An identified Confederate Kenansville cavalry saber with original scabbard .  This sword has a rich and impeccable collection history. It is described in detail in "CONFEDERATE EDGED WEAPONS" (p. 28) and pictured and described in "A PHOTOGRAPHIC SUPPLEMENT OF CONFEDERATE SWORDS" (p. 45)  both by William A. Albaugh. The sword was part of Mr. Albaugh's collection and comes with a letter from him describing this sword along with other research and collection paperwork. The sword is identified to Lt. Charles B. Foster , 3rd Bttn Confederate Engineers. A photo of Foster holding  this sword accompanies.

Quoting Mr. Albaugh from Confederate Edged Weapons "In the writer's collection is such a sabre, marked "IIII" on the edge of the guard, which belonged to Charles B. Foster of Kempsville, Princess Anne County, Va. Purchased with the sword was a photograph of the owner - a young bearded Confederate officer in a double-breasted gray frock coat with wide-brimmed black hat, pictured in the act of withdrawing the sword from its scabbard.

After almost a hundred years the photograph has faded, but not so badly that the heavy pommel cap and rounded branches do not clearly show this sword to be the one under discussion..."

A rare chance to own one of the swords from Mr Albaugh's collection that is pictured and discussed in detail in his writings.

 

CONDITION

    A completely original and unaltered sword. The grip and wire wrap are intact. The blade has areas of darkened surface roughness with the balance a smooth gray. Guard and other brass hardware have matching aged patina. Scabbard retains much of the original red paint with some surface roughness and pitting.

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