Price
$17,500

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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.
  3. The scabbard of this sword is weak and splitting at the drag.





Price
$750
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".


Near "mint" condition!

Photo of Colonel Allen courtesy of Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS

Quality takes time to find

available Swords & Other Items

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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.

Price
$8,500
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 Paige 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.   

Cashiered (almost twice)
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.



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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.





Price
$10,500
Highest quality Ames Foot Officer's Sword


Price
$11,000
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

Superb American Revolutionary Period Short Sword

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

Price
$3,550
Colonel William H. Allen

Cashiered...almost TWICE...

Non-Regulation M1850 Officer's Sword

A good deal of these swords were imported.  This one was manufactured by Horstmann & Sons.  The blade has been cleaned, but no frosting remains.  This is a down to earth Civil War sword that speaks to the period.

Price
$6,500

Previously Sold