Westgate Resort Las Vegas, 2018
3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 732-5111
Antique Arms Show
January 19 , 20, & 21, 2018
This is the only major show I attend.  I shall have a variety of swords on display and for sale.  Please drop by and visit me! 


Below are some of the finest, publicly available swords in America. These will be on display and available for purchase.

These pieces will only be openly available over the period of the Las Vegas Antique Arms show.

Massive High Grade Federal Period Mounted Officer's Sword

Ex-Kevin Hoffman Collection

Rarest of rare and beautifully conditioned of Federal Period sabres.  The scabbard is in the style of Le Page while the blade has the initials "S&K" under the languet.  Stunning blued blade with "Honour & My Country", American eagle, stars, and military motifs.  Note the beautifully chased and engraved scabbard.

Price on Request

Previously Sold

Captain Heber S. Thompson
7th Pennsylvania Cavalry

"The Sabre Regiment"

Captain Thompson's horse was shot from under him resulting in his capture at the Battle of Lovejoy Station

He was present for the first shots fired at the Battle of Chicamauga and chaired the 7th PA Memorial Committee for their memorial placed on the Chicamauga Battlefield.


The following will be included with purchase:


  1. The High Grade Presentation Saber by Horstmann & Sons
  2. A copy of the Diary of Captain Heber Thompson as transcribed by Larry Fryer of the 7th Pennsylvania Descendants Association.  The original diary is currently housed in the library of the University of South Carolina.
  3. A copy of the records on Heber Thompson as provided by National Archives (NARA)
  4. A copy of the  book "The First Defenders" written by Heber S. Thompson
  5. Framed pages of the article on Captain Thompson that was published in Vol. 40 No.2/2017 of North South Trader's Civil War Magazine & a copy (or two) of the magazine
  6. Numerous books containing accounts and references to Captain Heber Thompson​​​

​Price on Request

Captain William Hugh McCullough

Killed in Action - Moores Hill/Thompkinsville, Kentucky
 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry "The Lochiel Cavalry"


2018

American Swords Calendar

$2.00 of each purchase will be donated to the Drum Barracks.

$12.00



​The following will be included with purchase:


  1. The High Grade Presentation Sword by Horstmann & Sons. Note: The embossed decoration on the top scabbard mount is missing. 
  2. Framed pictures of the sword and a copy of the news paper article describing the presentation of the sword to  Captain McCullough by the men of the 9th PA Cavalry on January 15, 1862.  The article gives an exact description of the sword.
  3. A copy of the records on Captain McCullough as provided by National Archives (NARA)
  4. A framed picture of Captain McCullough as provided by the United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA
  5. A copy of the United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA record as submitted to them by Clark D. McCullough, Middletown, NJ.
  6. Various copies of source text describing the battle on Moores Hill and the demise of Captain McCullough.


Price on Request



Colonel William H. Allen

Cashiered

1st New York Volunteers

1862-7th New York National Guard

1862-145th New York Infantry

The following will be included with purchase:


  1. The High Grade Presentation Sword most likely Schuyler Hartley & Graham - Klauberg Blade.
  2. A copy of the book "Tarnished Eagles" by Thomas P. Lowry, M.D. giving account of Colonel Allen's trial and Court Martial
  3. A copy of the records of Colonel Allen as provided by the National Archives (NARA)
  4. Other documented research documents.


Price on Request



Other quality Artifacts Available
Captain William B. Fowle
43rd Massachusetts Volunteers

The following will be included with purchase:


  1. Exceptionally rare Ames High Grade Foot Officer's Presentation Sword.
  2. A copy of the records of Colonel Allen as provided by the National Archives (NARA) and other documented research documents.


Price on Request



2018
Calendar
Stunning Revolutionary Period American Silver Hilted Small sword  

Ex-Norm Flayderman Collection - This sword is pictured in Swords & Blades of the American Revolution by George C. Newmann

Truly a beautifully crafted American Revolutionary period silver hilted small sword, WITH complete and original scabbard.  The sword bares the maker's initials of "DS" near the heal of the knucklebow. The interior guard faces depict herons.  All other facets depict eagles.  A gentleman's face is engraved on each side of the knucklebow along with decorative scroll. The top scabbard mount is initialed "JB".


​Price on Request

Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS

The Star & Enterprise - January 30, 1862

Quality takes time to find

available Swords & Other Items

Please Click on the pictures for details

These swords and other items are available for now.  Items may be removed (or others added), at any time.  I only sell items so that I can buy other ones.  (Sales tax applies, if purchased within California).  I can send more pictures as needed.  Please feel free to contact me  about any of the swords on this site, or if you have swords or Civil War related artifacts you wish to sell.  Additional shipping and insurance charges will apply to international purchases. Buyer assumes all responsibility for checking import restrictions on items purchased.  My items are guaranteed as original.

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Preserving the History of Antique American Swords
One of few American Eagle Head Presentation Swords

This sword is pictured in the color plates of E. Andrew Mowbray's book "The American Eagle-Pommel Sword"

Ex-Kevin Hoffman Collection

Tri-colored, blued, gold and silvered blade in beautiful condition.  Gold gilded scabbard is finely chased and engraved with immaculate presentation to Major J.J. Carle.  The sword is dated November 25th, 1823.


Price on Request

Captain Henry Metzler
73rd New York Volunteers

The following will be included with purchase:


  1. Exceptionally rare, and superbly conditioned Ames High Grade Foot Officer's Sword.  This is the finest quality and condition of any Ames Foot Officer's sword that I have seen.
  2. A copy of the records of Captain Metzler as provided by the National Archives (NARA) and other documented research documents.


Price on Request



Early American Artillery Officer's Sabre

Assembled by Alfred & George Welles - American silver smiths between 1807-1812

Tri-colored, blued, gold and silvered blade in beautiful condition.  Gold gilded scabbard is finely chased and engraved with immaculate shell and acanthus leaves.  This blade style was appeared for short period during the era in which the Barbary Pirates were engage off the coast of North Africa


Price on Request

Highest quality Ames Foot Officer's Sword


Exceptional Revolutionary Period American Silver Hilted Eagle Head Cuttoe

Truly a beautifully crafted American Revolutionary period silver hilt, WITH SCABBARD.  The sword has a lion proof mark and maker initials of "WB(?)".  Possibly William Ball.  The drag is a professionally restoration.  

​Price on Request

Above photo courtesy of the United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA record as submitted to them by Clark D. McCullough, Middletown, NJ

Superb American Revolutionary Period Short Sword

Wonderfully gilded Eagle Head Short Sword, WITH leather wrapped Britania scabbard.  The Eagle head is characteristic of the esteemed cutler Francis Thurkle.  


​Price on Request

By Buyer purchasing any item from Seller (me), Buyer is certifying that they are at least 18 years of age (or older); AND is acknowledging that Buyer understands that swords were made as weapons, which should be handled with due diligence, care, and responsibly and that Buyer shall, without exception, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Seller, its Successors or Assignees against any and all suits, claims, causes of action, demands or damages that arise from, or to, any person, Agent, Broker, or Agency that may arise from any injury, death,  or other claim associated with Buyer's purchase.



(805) 252-8868

"Captain McCullough at once formed his men and boldly charged the enemy. They were met by a discharge of double-barreled shot-guns loaded with ball and buck-shot; but no one was killed or wounded by this discharge. They continued to advance till stopped by the thick bushes, when they opened upon the enemy at 15 paces distance with their Colt's revolvers. Immediately after the action began Captain McCullough was mortally wounded, and in about four hours died."  THOS. J. JORDAN,Major, Comdg. Third Battalion Ninth Pennsylvania Cavalry - War of the Rebellion: Serial 010 Page 0916 KY.,TENN.,N.MISS., N.ALA.,AND SW.VA. Chapter XXII​

Near "mint" condition!