Non Reg. Inf./Art. Officers Sword M1821, Lambert

Non Reg. Inf./Art. Officers Sword M1821, Lambert
Price: $650.00

Lambert, Philadelphia marked non regulation Infantry Officer's sword of the French M1821 pattern. These swords were made from probably Horstmann & Solingen parts & were assembled by J.H. Lambert, Philadelphia in the 1840s- 1850s. Lambert later went to work for Horstmann in the Civil War years. The sword overall length is 30". Scabbard is leather with brass throat & drag & has the Frog style hanger. the blade is curved & is just a hair over 24" X 1"w. with etchings on both sides. Etchings on right side has flags, cannons, banners, shields,floral designs & has J.H. Lambert & rabbit design  On the other side has drums, cannons, floral, banners & has Philadelphia. The brass guard has single knucklebow with designs. & on quillon. High domed pommpel cap & pommel has leaf designs around the front. This sword could be an artillery officer's short sword made for use with the over the shoulder belt & frog attached. Wood grip in good condition with full twisted wire wrap.  The leather is good & supple on the scabbard & the brass throat & frog hanger has nice mellow patina. The drag had, a long time ago, clear shellac applied which is slowly coming off & the brass underneath has the mellow patina. These early type  American swords are listed in Thillmann's Civil War Army Book. Ames, Horstmann, Claugberg, Lambert & other companys had these type swords. This is a very nice example of the 1840s-50s Lambert, Philadelphia, non reg, French Infantry or artillery Officer's M1821 Sword & Scabbard.