Original U.S. Civil War Army Officer's Dress Parade Sword with German Blade & Scabbard
Original Item: Only One Available. We received this out of an old attic collection, along with about 100 other swords. This is another sword that looks like the grandchildren got hold of. The wire binding on the grip is still present but is loose since the leather lining beneath it has been lost/removed, as has the cord wrapping that would be underneath the leather. The brass mountings are fully embossed all over, showing this was a prized sword actually used for "WALKING OUT”, not for any type of battle Being slim and easy to maneuver, it did not get in the way of romance or a fine dinner out.
The sword measures about 38 inches overall, with a 32 inch blade, which unfortunately has had some sharpening done to it, and now has a mostly oxidized patina. There is also a bend to the tip. The blade is marked 864 on one side, possibly the date 1864, and the other side is marked with a “Thermometer” logo over Germany. This is the trademark logo of F.W. Höller, a well-known maker from Solingen, Germany, the legendary “City of Blades”. Many Civil War dress swords, especially upmarket ones, featured Greman or French imported blades.
Once a fine sword now in "family heirloom condition", but would still displays well.
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