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Magnificently chased and engraved Civil War Naval Officer's Sword. Grip is silver cast as shark skin with twisted wire wrap. Conventional engraved naval pommel with carved and engraved fish as the heel affixing to the pommel. Similarly engraved fish quillion. Prominent USN engraved into guard. Mintish blade retains original polish with fine etched blade endowed with pristine gold wash. Adorning motifs include fowled anchor, patriotic eagle, stand of arms, mast, "USN", standing eagle on canon, the Horstmann makers mark and a keystone mark.
The scabbard mounts are engraved on both both sides, all with deeply cast and engraved knots with twisted rope rings. The top mountain has an intricately carved Man O War sailing ship on the front with the "USN" on the rear. All adorned in chased and engraved patterns. Middle mount displays a patriotic eagle with ribbon in beak inset in pleasing, engraved pattern. The drag exhibits similar patterning with ships anchor on the front and American shield on the rear. The drag is the customary, yet finely engraved, fish figure. Both sides engraved.
This is simply one of the finest high-grade 1852 naval officer's sword I have seen. A true work of art and will certainly add prestige to the most advanced collector's collection.
Peter H. Jacobus
Residence Philadelphia PA; Enlisted on 2/26/1862 as a Captain. On 2/26/1862 he was commissioned into "F" Co. PA 90th Infantry He was discharged on 4/23/1863 He was listed as: * Wounded 8/30/1862 2nd Bull Run, VA Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.: - History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 - Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS (c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com