Gold-Gilded Scabbard Mounts

This sword blade is as perfect as one could ever hope to find.  This exact blade pattern has been heavily reproduced.  It would be well worth one's while to compare the quality of the etching on a prospective purchase, and these pictures.


The pommel is beautifully engraved and depicts an American shield with stars.  The gold-gilding is in pristine condition.

1850 Foot Officer's Sword

High Grade Silver Grip

Horstmann & Sons, Philadelphia

   American Swords,  LLC.

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Preserving the History of Antique American Swords

(Above) A fine brace of Horstmann swords.  The top one is a presentation grade Staff & Field Officer's sword and the lower is a presentation grade Foot Officer's sword.

(Above Right)The W.H. Horstmann name on the ricasso is absolutely crisp and clear.  On reproduction swords, this will be crude with a fuzzy look.  The Weyersberg kings-head logo, as shown in the square, will likely not be on a reproduction blade.  Horstmann commonly used Weyersberg blades. 

Gold-Gilding

The gold-gilding on this sword is as near to mint as one would hope to find.  Note the detailed chasing and engraving.

Mint Condition Etching

This sword blade is as perfect as one could ever hope to find.  This exact blade pattern has been heavily reproduced.  It would be well worth one's while to compare the quality of the etching on a prospective purchase, and these pictures.