Higher Quality Confederate, Marked, Cavalry Sword & Scabbard, Virginia ?
A really high quality Confederate, marked, Cavalry Sword & Scabbard. This sword has a lot of characteristics of the Georgia made L. Haiman swords. Some say it could be made better to be an officer's sword. The guard, blade & scabbard are of a higher quality than the standard enlisted mans sword. The hammered 34 3/4" blade has some of the original finish intact & seems to be of a high quality with no flaws. The brass branched guard is very well made & has none of the casting flaws you usually see in these type swords. It has stampings also. On the side of the guard is C.S.A which stands for Confederate States Armory. It has the date 1864 & V.A which is believed to stand for Virginia. The top part of the guard has the no. 40 & the initials which are probably the inspector F. V . The Pommel & cap are also better made. The wood grip is covered by painted Canvas, which is a Haiman characteristic & is all there & instead of the standard single strand iron wire the grip wrap is brass twisted wire which are all original. The lap seam iron scabbard is excellent & the seam & filler make the scabbard almost smooth. The brass hangers are nicely made. The scabbard has iron throat & drag. The scabbard has a brownish hue. All the brass on this sword have a beautiful mellow patina. One of the best conditioned Confederate sword I have seen & of higher quality which may have been made for an officer or maybe just a higher quality enlisted sword. What ever it is really an a exceptional, marked Confederate sword & scabbard.