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US Civil War Era German Mfg 1840 Cavalry Sword

This item is listed for historical interest only. It was listed on our site previously but has been sold and is no longer available for purchase.
Sold for: $475.00
Item #25933

Original era manufacture. German manufacture and imported by both the Union and Confederate governments for service during the Civil War 1861-1865. Based on a French design, swords of this type were used by many nations during the 19th century. This example shows a very clear makers mark of a bow and arrow with the letters B M which stands for J.E.Bleckmann 1808-1975. The blade is fairly straight, shows a an attractive gray steel patina with some light nicks in the cutting edge from service and backyard sword fights. Very dark brass patina to the guard which rattles a little bit. About 50% of the leather grip wrapping remains with traces of the twisted brass wire binding. The heavy steel scabbard shows a very dark patina, no dent issues and the blade draws easily. This old sword has not been cleaned or messed with in a very, very long time. It looks like it is right out of the attic.

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