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COLLEGE HILL CAVALRY OFFICER SABER

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COLLEGE HILL CAVALRY OFFICER SABER

PRICE   $  14,500.00

DESCRIPTION

A Confederate cavalry officer's saber with original scabbard.  Manufactured at the College Hill Arsenal in Nashville, TN before the fall of the city to Federal forces in early 1862. Distinctive 3-branch brass guard of similar style to the Nashville Plow Works Saber. Face of stippled guard with letters "CSA".  Iron backstrap with ferrule and capstan nut which is a distinctive feature of College Hill swords. Leather grip with twisted brass wire wrap.  34.5-inch curved blade with single unstopped fuller. Original and correct iron scabbard with crude, solder seam. Brass throat and ring mounts.

The College Hill Cavalry Sabers are much more scarce than their cousin made by Nashville Plow Works. This is a very good and unadulterated example.

 

CONDITION

    A completely original and unaltered sword. Leather grip shows wear and minor loss. Wire wrap is complete. Guard has untouched patina with crisp CSA.  Blade is mostly smooth and somewhat darkened with age, there is evidence of a very old sharpening. Scabbard is in very good condition with scattered original reddish paint,  having minor surface roughness with several  creases to lower third which would have originated from wartime use.

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