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  1. Very nice condition, massive 21" Confederate side knife, blacksmith made from an English manufactured cavalry saber with pressed leather grips.  The knife has a smooth, chocolate, never cleaned brown patina overall and original pressed leather grips remaining perfectly intact.  This is a well crafted and lethal Confederate weapon and would make a fine addition to your Confederate weapons display.--$895.

  2. Ultra rare, non-excavated, Confederate "bridle cutter" pike with a portion of the original pole.  There is a beautiful, aged, bronze star inset into the pole likely signifying "Texas" considering the origin of the pike.  This will make an excellent museum grade addition to someone's Confederate Texas display.--$1,295.SOLD

  3. Confederate carried, Model 1860 import, Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  This saber is a hand-me-down out of a North Georgia family and was without a doubt Confederate Cavalry carried.  The grip is polished wood with single strand copper wire.  The blade is completely unmarked as is the case with many import Cavalry sabers.  It is clean, just beginning to darken and gray with age.  The three-branch brass guard has a rich, aged, bronze/brown patina.  The saber remains in its original metal scabbard which also has a smooth, aged, never cleaned, chocolate brown patina.  Although this saber was not manufactured in the South, it was almost surely carried by a Southern Cavalryman.--$750.SOLD

  4. Hand blacksmith crafted, 19 inch, Confederate "D-Guard" bowie.  The blade itself appears to have been made from a buggy spring and measures just slightly under 15 inches.  The grip looks to be walnut and has a star and what appears to be a crude Confederate flag carved into the side.  The bowie remains in nice condition overall with a pleasing, aged, brown/gray patina.--$1,150.SOLD

  5. Very rare, non-excavated, original Confederate pike.  The blade is complete and measures 11 1/2 inches.  A portion of the original pole remains intact and appears to have likely been battle damaged and broken.  This is a very scarce Confederate weapon that is going to make a fine addition to someone's Confederate weapon's display.--$1,250.

  6. Hand blacksmith crafted, 12 " Confederate sideknife in its original, hand-stitched, brown leather sheath.  The blade has a gently darkening, aged patina and could possibly have been crafted from a pike head.  This sideknife is of nice enough quality to be in virtually any museum in the country and will be a fine addition to any Confederate display.--$895.SOLD

  7. Extremely rare and in nice condition, Confederate Boyle & Gamble Foot Officer's sword and scabbard.  The blade is clean with light, but visible Confederate engraving top to bottom and the "CSA" still remains visible within the engraving.  The original grip remains intact with just normal wear.  The leather scabbard is complete with no breaks or weak spots.  This sword is believed to have been carried by Col. Joel Allen Battle of the 20th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry.  Col. Battle had two of his sons killed at Shiloh and was captured himself while searching for their bodies.  Col. Battle is buried only a few miles from the shop here, and the sword was originally purchased from a family member.--$8,500.SOLD

  8. Excellent condition, excavated, solid silver, side knife scabbard tip.  This was recovered from the 1863 camp of the 16th Alabama Infantry.--$65.

  9. BIG 16 inch Confederate blacksmith crafted "D-Guard" bowie.  The blade is very heavy, measuring 12 inches in length and is 2 inches wide.  The bowie retains its original walnut grip, and the "D-Guard" itself remains completely intact.  This is exactly the type weapon early war Confederates were often photographed with.  This weapon would be a quality addition to any Confederate collection.--$1,450.SOLD

  10. Extremely rare and excellent condition hand blacksmith crafted Confederate artillery Short Sword.  The sword appears to be made from a buggy spring or a large rasp.  It has an "S" shaped cross guard and has its original walnut grip.  This is out of a local estate and is completely uncleaned - untouched.  It is MANY times rarer than a Southern hand crafted bowie knife.  Here is your chance to own a Confederate Blade that MOST (even advanced) collections are missing.--$1,850.

  11. Beautiful, rich aged bronze patina on this "CS" marked Confederate Artillery Short Sword.  This is the pattern with the "CS and Star" cast into each side of the massive cast red-brass guard.  The blade has a smooth dark brown - never cleaned - patina as well.  There have been a couple not-completed examples of this rare sword found in the river at Selma which causes us to speculate that Selma Arsenal may have been where this sword was made.  This is a "Museum Grade" Confederate sword and will make a fine addition to any Confederate artifact display, and are becoming rarer and rarer to locate.--$3,250.

  12. Nice condition, crude blacksmith crafted, 12 1/2" overall, Confederate sideknife.  The blade on the dagger is just over 7" in length and is crafted from a file, and it has a pewter throat and walnut grip.  The knife remains in its original leather sheath, and although very crude in construction, is quite sturdy built and remains very sharp yet today.  Maybe not ornate or fancy, but I guarantee this knife would yet today be lethal as ever.--$495.

  13. Quite rare, Confederate manufactured Foot Officer's sword that has traits causing us to believe it to be a product of College Hill Arsenal at Nashville, Tennessee.  The sword has the distinctive "elongated" pommel cap and high pommel generally associated with College Hill products.  The blade on this sword has the classic, unstopped fuller that is generally associated with Confederate manufactured blades, but differs from the College Hill "pin knife" design.  It is possible that the original blade could have been damaged and replaced during the Civil War Era.  The grip was worn down to wood and has been professionally restored.  This will be a very nice addition to someone's Confederate display.--$2,150.

  14. Pair of mid-1800s era "eliptical blade" Militia Officer/Fraternal bone grip swords and original scabbards.  These were quite commonly carried during the Civil War era and continued to be carried during the 1870 and 1880s post war years.  These swords have the early style "eliptical" shaped blades rather than the later diamond cross section blades.--$275. each or the pair for $450.(One is SOLD and one remaining)

  15. This item will probably take the prize for being the most "Politically Incorrect" child's Christmas gift OF THE YEAR !!!  It is a 1961 era miniature (about 1/2 scale) of a "Floating C.S." Leech and Rigdon child size Confederate Officer's Sword (complete with floating C.S. in the guard).  As a 10 year old already interested in the Civil War in 1961 - I would have SOOO LOVED to have had this on the wall of my room.  As a matter of fact - as a near 66 year old - I today have the grownup real version of this same sword on the wall of my room, and love looking at it !!!  A very cool Christmas gift for that 10 year old Civil War buff (and near the most politically incorrect Christmas Gift POSSIBLE !!!)--$79.SOLD

  16. Absolutely beautiful condition, SUPER RARE, Confederate manufactured wooden scabbard Confederate Cavalry saber.  Most collectors now believe this to be a product of Kraft, Goldschmidt, and Kraft of Columbia, SC.  This extremely rare Confederate saber was for many years believed a product of H. Marshall of Atlanta, GA.  This example has a bright, clean blade and an excellent grip with original wrap and wire.  The original wooden scabbard is one of the nicest that I have seen in years.  This fine Confederate Cavalry saber was for many years on display in a GAR Post in Boston.  You couldn't ask for a nicer example of this extremely scarce Confederate manufactured Cavalry saber and scabbard.--$8,500.

  17. Very nice condition, Confederate Manufacture "Dog River" CS Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, attic brown patina, and the grip has original wrap and wire and a beautiful aged bronze patina on the Confederate cast red brass guard.  The scabbard is soldered lap seam Confederate construction with heavy brass ring mounts.  This saber shows clear evidence of saddle wear and has several small dings and marks from actual field service.  Any Confederate collector would be proud to have this Confederate produced Cavalry saber in their collection.--$4,250.

  18. Very nice condition, Confederate "Dog River" CS Cavalry saber in original, brass-mounted, metal scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, gently aging, gray/brown patina with classic Confederate unstopped fuller.  The blade was sharpened during the Civil War Era, and to this day, has an edge that will nearly shave you.  (General Nathan Bedford Forrest's Cavalry is quite well known for this practice.)  The guard has an aged, bronze patina with classic Confederate high copper content.  The grip has original, single-strand, iron wire, and a portion of the original leather wrap with the remaining area worn to polished wood.  The scabbard remains in beautiful condition with heavy brass mounts and a lead-filled lap seam running from top to bottom.  It has a deep, uncleaned, chocolate brown, attic patina.  This is a Confederate saber that anyone would be proud to have on their wall.--$4,250.

  19. Very nice condition, original, non-excavated Confederate Pike Head with a small portion of the original wooden shaft.  It measures 17" overall with a 9" Pike blade.  There is a law that says, "Every Confederate blade collector must have an example of an original Confederate Pike."--$895.

  20. Extremely rare, Virginia manufactured Cavalry saber manufactured at the Virginia Armory located in Richmond.  As originally designed, these Cavalry saber blades were massively long, measuring a full 40 1/2 inches.  These sabers were designed to be carried by a cross-shoulder sling and frog; therefore, the all iron scabbards were fitted at the throat only with a stud to engage the frog.  Many of the massively long Virginia manufactured sabers had the blades slenderized and shortened to the more 1860 era conventional 32 to 36 inch length.  The sabers were also re-scabbarded to conform with the standard 1860 method of carrying.  These scabbards were of iron with brass ring mounts and rings.  The throat and drag were of iron.  This example has a very nice condition, slenderized blade, measuring 35 1/2 inches long.  The brass mounted iron scabbard is in excellent condition, but does show clear wear from time in the saddle.  The grip is worn to polished wood with a small piece missing just at the rear base.  The saber has typical VA regimental markings on the top of the blade.  It has a beautiful, untouched, attic patina throughout with no evidence at all of cleaning.--$4,250.

  21. Fresh in the door, crude, blacksmith-made, 17" Confederate Bowie Knife.  The blade is blacksmith handcrafted from a large rasp and has many rasp teeth still remaining visible, both on the flats of the blade and along the upper edge.  The copper ferrule around the walnut handle and the brass washer around the riveted tang have a 150-year-old, never cleaned, rich bronze/brown aged patina.  This is a wicked hand-made Confederate weapon, and still remains sharp enough to easily cut you.  It is going to be a fine addition to someone's Confederate blade display.--$975.

  22. 1840militia.JPG (12764 bytes)1840militiaopn.JPG (18907 bytes)1840militiacls.JPG (52444 bytes)1840militiaarm.JPG (58283 bytes)1840militiaarmrev.JPG (56455 bytes)1840militiaflag.JPG (75461 bytes)1840militiaus.JPG (72429 bytes)1840militiaeng.JPG (59180 bytes)1840militiaeng2.JPG (67084 bytes)1840militiaeng3.JPG (55838 bytes)1840militiaeng4.JPG (76130 bytes)1840militiahorstman.JPG (70818 bytes)1840militiascabdes.JPG (71502 bytes)Absolutely beautiful 1840 era militia officer's sword in its original ornate brass scabbard with the Horstmann and Son's motif actually a part of the scabbard.  The grip is beautiful "Mother of Pearl", and the ornate cast brass guard forms a large Federal shield, and has a knight's head pommel cap.  The blade is pretty and clean - just beginning to darken with age - and has pretty and very ornate engraving top to bottom.  This surfaced in Atlanta, GA. and was very likely "C.S." carried as is often the case with prewar Militia Officer Swords.  This is so pretty that it is nearly a "work of art".--$1,895.

  23. pike.jpg (44751 bytes)pikedesc.jpg (52672 bytes)Beautiful condition Confederate Pike complete with cuff and several inches of the original pole.  These original Confederate Pikes were sold by Bannerman during the 1950's era and he cut the poles into so that they were much easier and less expensive to ship.  Every Confederate collection should have an example of an original Confederate Pike.--$1,150.
  24. ornateswd.JPG (12115 bytes)ornateswdopn.JPG (17871 bytes)ornateswdcls2.JPG (49777 bytes)ornateswdgrd.JPG (63202 bytes)ornatesedeagl.JPG (58129 bytes)ornateswdgrp.JPG (61235 bytes)ornateswdeng.JPG (60419 bytes)ornateswdeng2.JPG (95821 bytes)Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful high grade 1840 era Militia Officer's sword and scabbard.  The pommel cap is an intricate, finely detailed gilted cast brass eagle, as is the sword's cast brass cross guard.  BOTH the brass scabbard and the blade have finely detailed engraving, and the grip is very old ivory.  Only a high ranking officer would have carried a sword of this fine grade.  Anyone that comes to look at your collection will stop in their tracks when they get to this one.  Swords of this type were carried by both Union and Confederate High Ranking Officers.--$1,850.


  1. Relic condition, Model 1860, Federal Navy Cutlass.  The blade on this Cutlass is pitted and appears to have possibly been excavated once upon a time.  The massive, brass guard has a small portion broken away but remains 80% - 90% intact.  The grip was restored for display back in the 1970's era.  Not high grade by any means, but is still a real deal Civil War sword.--$250.

  2. Very nice condition, Model 1860, Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade remains clean with no rust at all and just beginning to gray with age.  The blade is marked, "US - 1864 - Emerson & Silver, Trenton NJ".  The three-branch brass guard remains in nice condition with a gently aging, bronze patina.  The grip retains 100% original wrap and wire intact.  The iron scabbard has a smooth, gray/brown patina just beginning to age with time.  There is nice ring wear in the upper mount indicating actual field service.--$895.

  3. Fresh out of the attic, Model 1850, Federal Foot Officer's sword (sword only without leather scabbard).  The blade is just beginning to darken in areas with age and retains original blade engraving almost full length on both sides of the blade.  The sword retains its original brass guard with a beautiful, near chocolate aged patina and original sharkskin on the grip.  This would be a fantastic first Civil War sword for a young or new Civil War collector.--$450.

  4. Nice condition, Model 1840, Ames production, light Artillery saber and scabbard.  The blade has a smooth, gently aging, brown/gray patina and is marked, "Ames Mfg Co - Chicopee - 1863".  The grip remains intact with original wrap and wire.  The scabbard has a smooth, brown/gray, aged patina with just a couple of small dings from actual field service.  Every Civil War collection needs a nice light Artillery saber.--$975.

  5. 1870 - 1880's era presentation fraternal sword.  Many Civil War soldiers and officers became members of various fraternal organizations such as Knights of Pythius, The Odd Fellows, and The Masons following the Civil War.  This particular sword has a Knights head pommel cap and a silver cross in the grip.  The blade is intricately engraved from top to bottom and was presented to "William A. Delzell."  It is totally possible that W. A. Delzell could have been a Union or Confederate soldier during the Civil War.  This is an ornate and attractive 1800's era sword at a very reasonable price.--$125.SOLD

  6. Just brought in quite Rare Model 1850 AMES MFG. Federal Foot Officer sword (This is the sword only without leather scabbard.)  It has a nice clean blade and crisp, clear "AMES" markings and visible engraving top to bottom.  The cast brass guard remains in excellent condition with a rich aged patina.  The sword retains original, sharkskin wrap and wire on the grip.  This is a very nice Ames manufactured, Federal Foot Officer's sword.--$695.

  7. Model 1860, Federal Navy Cutlass.  The blade on this sword is actually an early excavated artifact.  The digger was able to locate an original 1860, Navy guard and brass pommel cap.  He reassembled the sword to display as it would have originally when issued.  This artifact could easily be a great centerpiece for an excavated relic collection.--$295.

  8. What was once a quite rare, Model 1840, Ames Heavy Cavalry saber, marked "Ames Mfg. Co - Cabotville - 1851", and on the reverse "US - A.D.K.", this pre-war Ames manufactured heavy cavalry saber was Southern carried and brought home from the Civil War where it was shortened and adapted to "tobacco cutting."  This is a classic and perfect example of how a military weapon was converted to an implement of farming during the years following the Civil War in the South.--$295.

  9. Very pretty Model 1850, Federal Foot Officer's sword.  The sword has a nice clean blade with lots of original engraving remaining visible.  The brass guard has a rich, aged, bronze/brown patina with original sharkskin on the grip.   This is a really pretty "just as attic found" Federal Foot Officer's sword.--$550.

  10. Very nice condition and quite rare, early date, Model 1860, Light Cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade has a very pleasing, gently graying, aged patina with markings of "US - 1862 - L.D. - Mansfield & Lamb.  The original grip remains in nice condition with complete leather and wire.  The brass guard is excellent with a rich, aged, never cleaned, bronze patina.  This is a nicer quality early war Cavalry saber than most that you see.--$975.

  11. Absolutely beautiful condition, complete Model 1832, Federal Artillery short sword, scabbard, and belt rig.  The sword itself has a clean blade just beginning to darken in areas with age.  The blade is marked "N.P. Ames Cabotville" on one side and "U.S. - 1847" on the other.  The short sword is mounted on the extremely rare, original, white buff belt with the two disc style cast brass buckle.  The belt remains complete and quite pliable and is maker marked, "H. Dingee - New York" on the belt reverse.  The belt remains strong, but clearly shows actual field service.  The buckle has a rich, aged, never cleaned patina.--$2,450.

  12. Very attractive, Model 1850, contract import, Federal Foot Officer's sword and scabbard.  The blade is just beginning to gray with age and has clearly legible US engraving from top to bottom, and is "Solingen" marked.  The brass guard is in very nice condition with a rich, uncleaned, aged, bronze patina and original sharkskin and wire on the grip.  The sword is in the original, brass mounted, metal scabbard that it came down through the family in.  It has a couple of small dents from field service and is missing the brass drag.  This is a nice, honest example of a typical, Federal Foot Officer's sword and scabbard that was carried in the American Civil War.--$850.

  13. Very nice condition, Model 1860, Mansfield and Lamb, Federal, light cavalry saber and scabbard.  The blade remains bright and clean with markings of "US - 1864 - Mansfield & Lamb".  The three branch brass guard remains i perfect condition with a nice, uncleaned, aged patina.  The grip has original wrap and wire and is almost as nice as when issued.  The scabbard remains in excellent condition with only one or two small dings from actual field service.  This is a first class Model 1860 light cavalry saber and scabbard.--$895.

  14. Beautiful condition, Model 1840, Ames Non-Commissioned Officer, Federal sword and scabbard.  The blade remains clean and bright with Ames on the scroll marking on one side and dated 1864 and marked "US" on the other.  The leather scabbard remains complete and in very nice condition tip to tip.--$695.

  15. Very attractive original Model 1850 Federal Foot Officer's sword (without scabbard).  This was purchased long ago out of a central Ohio estate sale.  The blade has a gently aging grey-brown patina with visible engraving top to bottom with "U.S. - E. Pluribus Unum - etc.".  The ornate cast brass guard has a rich never cleaned aged patina, and the grip has original shark skin and wire.  The sword shows clear signs of having actually been carried.  This would be a wonderful sword to begin your Civil War collection.--$550.

  16. Very rare EARLY DATE Model 1860 light cavalry saber and scabbard.  This came out of a local Middle Tennessee estate years ago and was very likely Confederate carried.  The blade has a smooth gently aging grey-brown patina with maker markings of "Ames Mfg. Co. - 1861 - and U.S."  The scabbard has a pleasing aged brown patina with tons of drag wear, and the ring is worn 1/4th way through the ring mount.  This saber saw many campaigns in the saddle, and could no doubt tell some great battle stories.--$1,295.

  17. Very - very nice condition Model 1852 Federal Naval Officer's Sword and Scabbard.  The blade is beautiful with deep - crisp engraving from top to bottom.  The guard has a rich never cleaned thick bronze - brown patina, and the grip has the original sharkskin weap and wire.  The blade is bright with sparkling bright engraving and is marked "Philadelphia" and would have been also marked "Horstmann" -  but that mark has been intentionally removed.  The leather scabbard is exceptionally nice with "coiled rope" ring mounts and a Dolphin drag.  What a fantastic gift this would be for that Naval person in your family.--$1,250.

  18. Quite ornate non-regulation Model 1850 Federal Field and Staff Officer's sword and scabbard.  The blade is clean, just beginning to gray with age, and easily visible engraving remains. The guard is iron and quite ornate with the "cut-out eagle and U.S. and E. Pluribus Unum".  The original sharkskin and wire remains perfectly intact on the grip.  The scabbard has a slick brown aged patina with only a couple of small dings from use.  A nice honest example that has clearly seen field service.--$895.

  19. Nice condition, Model 1840, Federal Light Artillery saber and scabbard.  This example was manufactured by Emerson and Silver which is a seldom seen maker of Artillery sabers.  The blade is clean, just beginning to lightly darken with age.  It is marked "Emerson & Silver - Trenton, NJ - 1863".  The scabbard has a smooth, brown, aged patina with several service dings on the lower half.--$895.

  20. Quite rare, Model 1860, Union enlisted Cavalry saber and scabbard by maker J.E. Bleckmann imported from Solingen, Prussia.  It is believed that only about 5,000 of these sabers were actually received from Bleckmann.  The firm of J.E. Bleckmann was located in Solingen, Prussia, and the sabers were considered quality, well made pieces.  The blade has Bleckmann's signature mark of a bow and arrow with "B and M" inside of the bow.  The blade on this saber is clean and well marked.  The three-branch brass guard has a rich, aged, never cleaned patina.  The grip is worn to polished wood indicating the saber saw considerable service.  The iron scabbard remains in very nice condition without even a single dent.--$750.

  21. Really pretty high grade Federal Staff Officer's Sword and Scabbard.  The intricate cast brass guard has an eagle head quillon, and a very intricate drooped wing eagle cast into the motif of the brass guard itself.  The sword has intricate blade ingraving and is maker marked "Clauberg and Co." and has a beautiful silver hilt.  The sword has a brass mounted metal scabbard and shows clear evidence of field service, wear, and actually being carried.  Most museums do not have a sword of this grade and beauty in their displays.--$2,250.

  22. Quite ornate non-regulation Model 1850 Federal Field and Staff Officer's sword and scabbard.  The blade is darkening with age, but easily visible engraving remains. The guard is iron and quite ornate with the "cut-out eagle and U.S. and E. Pluribus Unum".  The original leather grip remains intact in some areas and is worn through to polished wood in other areas.  The scabbard has a thick brown aged patina and several small dents from use.  A nice honest example that has clearly "seen the elephant".--$795.



  1. Excavated, .58 cal., Springfield, triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered about 20 years ago from private property at the base of Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia.  At this point in time, it is a real rarity to recover a complete Civil War bayonet.--$125.

  2. Extremely rare, Confederate produced, Richmond Arsenal, by Boyle & Gamble, CS saber bayonet.  The bayonet remains full length with the classic Confederate unstopped fuller blade.  The blade has an aging, gray/brown patina but very little pitting at all.  The cast brass grip has an aged, bronze patina and is a classic product of Boyle & Gamble - Richmond, VA.  This will be a very nice addition to any Confederate display.--$1,495.SOLD

  3. Smooth attic gray/brown patina on this regulation, Model 1842, .69 cal., musket bayonet.  The bayonet has a clearly visible "US" mark.--$195.SOLD

  4. Early battlefield pick-up look, .577 cal., Enfield, rifled musket, triangular socket bayonet.  The bayonet is missing the lock ring, but is otherwise full length and complete.--$150.

  5. .58 cal., triangular socket bayonet, correct for .58 cal. Springfield or contract 3-band rifled muskets.  The metal is smooth, just beginning to darken with age.  It was apparently a private purchase, because there are no US marks.--$195.

  6. Very nice condition, non-excavated, 4-side, "Austrian" socket bayonet.  These were extensively Southern used, and all that I have recovered over the years were from Confederate occupied sites.--$195.

  7. REALLY NICE excavated .577 cal. Enfield triangular socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered about 40 years ago from the Confederate lines on private property here at Stones River.  It is rusty - just as dug - but remains solid as a rock.--$150.

  8. Excavated, .69 cal., Model 1816, friction fit, triangular, socket bayonet.  This bayonet was recovered from Confederate lines on private property here at Stones River over 30 years ago.  It has about the last one inch of the tip of the blade broken off, which is likely why the bayonet was discarded.  Still an excellent piece for any excavated relic display.--$125.

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