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US Spanish American War M1852 Navy Officers Presentation Sword, USS Franklin
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: $495.00

US Spanish American War M1852 Navy Officers Presentation Sword, USS Franklin
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: $495.00

Original era manufacture. Lighter weight pattern sword adopted around 1872, polished steel blade measuring 31 inches in length, with etched panels on each side. Horstmann Philadelphia retailer name on the reverse ricasso, brass "PROVED" disc on the obverse. No nicks in the cutting edge, and the blade runs fairly straight, with a bend to the right about four inches back from the point. There is a panel on the right side of the blade bearing the owners name, Wm Mackay, done in old English script.Gilded brass guard and pommel with nice detail,showing an even brass patina finish. Engraved into the top of the guard is the following;" Presented to Wm Mackay, by the men of his command, 2nd Division, USS Franklin, 1903".Fishskin wrapped grip, bound with triple strand wire.The scabbard is the correct length, with nicely detailed brass fittings, with Mackay's initials engraved into both sides of the scabbard throat.The black leather body displays a break in two locations, but a nicely done repair has been done in each instance, bysleeving thebreak in black leather, pretty clever, and far better than the normally seen attempt using electrical tape.A sound old sword with lots of research potential. US Spanish American War Presentation sword belonging to William H. Mackay, Assistant Engineer. Horstman mfg.


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