US CIVIL WAR AMERICAN CONFEDERATE SWORD
Authentic antique and historic US Civil War American Confederate Infantry officer sword, made by Wilhelm Walscheid Solingen. Wilhelm Walscheid Solingen is listed as a dealer exporting swords to Confederate. References; (1) Confederate Arms by William A Albaugh III and Edward N.Simmons, page 273 (2) American Swords and Sword Makers by Richard H.Bezdek, Chapter 32 (3) European Sword Makers and Dealers Who Exported Swords to Confederate Dealers during the Civil War, page 449. Cast brass hilt and pommel is decorated with leaves and flowers, wooden grip is covered by painted in black canvas. Heavy and solid steel blade with broad fullers is stamped on the ricasso W. Walscheid Solingen. On the reverse is gold circle marked PROVED. The scabbard is made of thin metal with brass fittings. Condition; sword is in good condition except for some pitting on the point of the blade and dents to the scabbard. Overall length: 38 ¾ inches (85.7cm).
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