SOLD Authentic antique American Civil War Confederate Cavalry Saber Dog River Sword
A rare authentic antique American Civil War Confederate cavalry saber in the classic unmarked version that has lovingly been nicknamed by collectors as the “Dog River” Confederate cavalry saber that is patterned after the U.S. model 1840 cavalry known as the “wristbreaker”. They get this nickname because some of the unmarked cavalry sabers were made by the factory on the Dog River in Georgia. The fact is that most of the swords that are unmarked with this nickname were made throughout the south at arsenals and retailers both large and small. This particular design has long been attributed to the Richmond, Virginia firm of Boyle & Gamble. Details: A hilt with a three bar brass guard, and a leather covered wooden grip bound with roped brass wire, with a brass pommel cap. A long slightly curved single edged steel blade of classic Confederate form with shallow fuller. Wooden grip covered with thin brown leather and grooved to accept the twisted brass wire wrap which is intact and tight. The sword is in its original steel scabbard with integral mouthpiece, large shaped shoe and two suspension rings. CONDITION: This sword is in its original untouched condition all over. Brass hilt with a very nice old patina is slightly deformed, Leather in excellent condition with a few minor chips, blade showing several small nicks to edge but entire hilt in really superb untouched condition, steel scabbard free of dents with surface rust. MEASUREMENTS: Overall length with the scabbard: 106.8 cm (42 in). Length of the sword without the scabbard: 99 cm (39 in). Length of the blade: 85 cm (33 1/2 in).
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