Original U.S. Civil War Navy Model 1852 Officer Sword with Sharkskin Scabbard - By Weyersberg of Solingen

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available: This is an absolutely fantastic example of a U.S. Navy Model 1852 Officer’s Sword, Made by Weyerberg Brothers of Solingen, Germany and marketed by Horstman & Sons of Philadelphia. This particular sword features a pipeback blade, triple etched and hand engraved designs, Rayskin-Wrapped Grip and sharkskin wrapped scabbard. By Far, one of the more stunning, yet utilitarian, Civil War Naval Officer’s Swords we have ever come across!

The blade of this particular sword features a pipeback blade, which on the spine has engraved “IRON PROOF”. The base of the blade design is acid etched, then had masterfully hand engraved floral and military themes, native american figures, federal eagles, and anchors applied to both sides of the blade. The engraving work is absolutely TOP NOTCH! One side of the blade has the German manufacturers name engraved on the ricasso: Weyersberg Brothers/Solingen while the opposite side is engraved: W.H. Horstmann &/Sons/Philadelphia. The blade is also marked with the logo for Weyesberg, that being the King’s Head, on the left side of the blade.

The Guard is solid cast brass, with a high degree of hand finishing work. The guard is partially filigreed with engraved embellishments on some of the relief areas of the casting work. The original wire wrap which encompasses the rayskin wrapping is fully intact and tight. Overall, the sword is nice and tight, with only the slightest wobble at the guard.

The scabbard is in excellent condition, showing only some slight play in the scabbard at the drag. The scabbard is fully covered with sharkskin, which is in exceptional condition for its age, showing only slight signs of honest wear and handling over the years.

This is an exceptional sword. If one is looking to purchase a good representative example of a Civil War Navy Officer’s Sword, this would make a prime example! Ready for display!

The sword is in very good condition, with a lovely blade that has very little wear or oxidation whatsoever. The all brass handle has a lovely worn patina, with no damage or bending.
The scabbard has held up quite well over the years and still retains much of the original black finish. There are no significant beds or dents in the scabbard, but there are very small dents on the throat and drag. The leather has a weak point above the drag and flexes on its own. When removing the sword from the scabbard use caution.
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