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1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword
  • 1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword
  • 1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword
  • 1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword
  • 1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword
  • 1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword
  • 1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword
  • 1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword
  • 1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword
  • 1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword
  • 1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword
  • 1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword
  • 1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword
  • 1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword
  • 1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword
  • 1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword
  • 1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword

1860 Model US Field & Staff Officer Attributed Luxury Sword

Price:

£750.00


Product Description

A very good example of the Model 1860 Staff and Field Officer's sword as worn by officer's on both sides of the American Civil War.

The model 1860 was in service until the 1890s, but underwent a few changes during that period. Originally they had a hinged guard and a rounded blade, but this was changed to a fixed guard and diagonal shaped blade after the Civil War. In this case the hinge remains and so does the rounded blade, making it an early version, possibly from the American Civil War.

The decoration on the guard, pommel and blade is clearly that for a Union Officer. The blade has U.S. etched on it. The sword is a luxury, higher value version with quality fittings and a very nice shagreen handle. There are no maker's marks that we can see, but it came with some other items that belonged to a Union Colonel.

Sadly, we are not absolutely certain of his name, but we believe strongly that it belonged to Colonel Augustus Funk, who commanded the 39th New York Infantry Regiment and was with the 2nd Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg. We base this on the fact that it came with a Chapeau de Bras (Bicorn) hat, his gold bullion dress epaulettes, with rank of colonel of the 39th N.Y. Infantry Regt, and his Veteran's GAR medal, with a Colonel rank clasp, as well as a Gettysburg commemorative medal. So, it is more than likely to be his.

Size: 96 cm (37 3/4 inches)
Blade Length: 76 cm (30 inches)
Weight: 996 g

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