Original U.S. Civil War Model 1850 Army Staff and Field Officer Sword with Scabbard
Original Item: Only One Available. This is an absolutely original Model 1850 Foot /Field Officer's Sword with half basket brass hilt decorated with pierced floral decorations and U.S. molded into the guard. The sword's pommel is similarly decorated. The grip is SHARK SKIN bound with twisted brass wire to secure the grip. The slightly curved blade of 30" is in good shape, but retains no markings. The steel scabbard has brass Officer's mounts to top, center and bottom. Unfortunately the leather wrapping around the steel portion of the scabbard has totally rotted away. There are some small use dents to the brass Drag (bottom mount) but quite acceptable for an Infantry Officer's Sword that saw action in the U.S. Civil War.
Totally honest, out of the attic after well over 100 years of storage, it has now been carefully cleaned and is ready to display!
The Model 1850 Army Staff and Field Officer's Sword was carried by all members of staff departments, Field Grade officers of Artillery and Infantry, Company Grade Officers of Light Artillery, Staff Officers and Aides-de-Camp between 1850 and 1872. It was based on a French pattern. Though other swords were by regulation allowed, this model was by far the most popular sword carried by officers during the American Civil War. The Staff and Field Officers' Sword is distinct from the Model 1850 Army Foot Officer's Sword.
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