CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE COLLEGE HILL ARSENAL CAVALRY SWORD W LARGE CSA ON GUARD For Sale
CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE COLLEGE HILL ARSENAL CAVALRY SWORD W LARGE CSA ON GUARD: $17995.00
PRESERVING HISTORY,CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE COLLEGE HILL ARSENAL CAVALRY SWORD W LARGE CSA ON GUARD. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST CONFEDERATE SWORDS, VERY FEW OF THESE ARE IN EXISTANCE.WHEN YOU BUY THE BEST YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO MAKE EXCUSES LATER. THIS SWORD SOLD FOR $16.000.00 ORIGINALLY A FEW YEARS AGO. RECENTLY THIS YEAR A SIMILAR ONE SOLD FOR OVER $20,000.00 INCLUDING sale FEES, NOT INCLUDING TAX. NOW sale HOUSES ARE CHARGING TAX EVEN FOR OUT OF STATE. OFFICERS SABER. Blade length: 35 1/8. This fine example of a College Hill Arsenal produced Confederate cavalry officer’s sword is one of the classics of all Confederate sabers. The arsenal was owned and run by L. T. Cunningham of Nashville, Tennessee & produced several types of swords. This example closely resembles the Nashville Plow Works saber in design. Unlike the Plow Works design, the College Hill saber has a large block letter “C S A” on the underside of the guard & an iron back strap instead of brass. Plain blade w/ a single unstopped fuller. Crudely cast brass guard & knuckle bow featuring a block “C S A” on the underside of the guard. Five branch guard joins the knuckle bow at the midpoint becoming a single branch before entering the pommel. Iron back strap/pommel cap w/ an iron capstan rivet. Brass wire wrapped leather grip. Iron scabbard w/ brass scabbard rings & iron suspension rings. Guard & knuckle bow have a deep mustard patina w/ sharp details giving the crude casting technique. Back strap/pommel has a dark chocolate patina. Grip leather is about 80%. Wire is original. Scabbard has a dark overall chocolate patina w/ a few scattered, shallow dents. Brass scabbard rings have a mellow, mustard patina. A fine example of a scarce Tennessee manufactured Confederate saber.