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M1860 US Civil War Cavalry Sabre by Horstmann Philadelphia, For Sale

In good condition, a M1860 US Civil War Cavalry Sabre by Horstmann of Philadelphia.

M1860 US Civil War Cavalry Sabre by Horstmann Philadelphia

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The maker / retailer name inscription to the forte, but it could only be Horstmann of Philadelphia. Horstmann was actually an importer and retailer who sold a very wide range of swords. The sword was therefore made in Solingen (Prussia) like many US Civil War Swords.

The 35 1/2 inch blade is in good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt is good but dull from age; it has the number "7" stamped to the back piece. The grip is good, a little worn, and original but most of the twisted grip wire is missing. The steel scabbard is good with a pleasing browning / patina throughout (it may well have been period chemically browned, it is that good). The sword sheathes and draws well.

A well above average example. Yours for £600. Please quote item reference S05. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 0596-126x16x16 (2.178).

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