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Title Union sergeant's sword
Nationality American
Period c 1860
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This is the classic Federal NCO's sword of the US Civil War, carried by all sergeants in infantry units and possibly supply outfits. The blade is marked at the forte 'F.P.' with a rabbit's head. It could be an imported German blade.

The hilt is copied from a French original and is made of cast brass in three parts: pommel, grip and knuckle-bow/guard.

There is a little bruising to the barrel grip and the knuckle bow is slightly distorted, but generally the piece is in excellent shape for its age and it has never been dismantled. The blade measures just under 33" and the tip shows some old fire damage. It also has some minor age staining, mostly polished out.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Swords : American : 19th Century]


Thanks, we are very pleased with the medal... this is just the job.

C S, UK, 06.11.2010

The buckle arrived today in good order, many thanks for the speedy delivery. A nice buckle, as described, and a welcome addition to my collection. Will revisit your website regularly for other items of interest.

L M, Channel Islands, 30.01.2009