Civil War Model 1852 USN Naval Officers Etched Sword with Leather Scabbard. The ricasso is unmarked, I cannot find any markings anywhere. The brass guard and pommel cap are tight. The grip will barely move but you have to force it. The sharkskin grip is 98% complete. The twisted wire is complete and tight. The beautifully etched blade has U. It has not been sharpened, several nicks along the edge, a few age spots scattered and a few spots of surface rust on the last 9 by the sharp tip. The leather scabbard is complete but fragile, it is weak about an inch above the drag, there is some leather loss mainly on the lower half, it is missing the drag screw and the drag has several small dings. You need to be careful putting the sword back into the scabbard, sometimes it gets stuck on the loose leather inside. Length of the blade measures 29 1/8″ (1 1/8″ wide x 5/16″ thick), length of the sword is 34 5/8″, and overall in the scabbard it is also 35 1/4″ (comes up an 1/8″ shy of going on all the way due to leather shrinkage). Beautiful piece with minor defects! Check out my other War items!! Including More Swords and Many Bayonets! The item “Civil War Model 1852 USN US Navy-Naval Officers Etched Sword & Scabbard” is in sale since Tuesday, December 1, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons”. The seller is “twistedlifesupplies” and is located in Berlin, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Theme: Militaria
- Modified Item: No
- Featured Refinements: Civil War Naval Sword
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Conflict: Civil War (1861-65)