Civil War Robert Mole & Sons Cavalry Sword, Possible Confederate Contract
Nice example of the Brass hilted Robert Mole & Sons, Birmingham, England made Cavalry sword with heavy scabbard & Sword knot. This British made cavalry sword has no British military marks & has the same type brass guard as the Mole marked Navy Cutlass with the Courtney, Tennent & Co. markings. These Mole cavalry swords are thought to be made under Confederate Contract. Sword has the 3 bar brass guard with the knurled leather slab grips which show wear. The overall length of the sword is 40.5" L with a 35.5" slightly curved blade with spear point & is marked with MOLE on the back. The blade has a nice gray patina. There is also a MOLE marking on the bottom of the guard. The brass guard has a great mellow patina & the top branch is separated from the guard. The heavy metal scabbard, which fits very well, is marked with FS Jung 1855 who was a Prussian sword maker of the the period & some of his swords were used by Northern & Southern troops during the CW. There is also a yellow (Cavalry) Officer's sword knot attached to the scabbard. A very possible Confederate Contracted Mole Cavalry Sword.