Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1135: Unmarked Confederate Dog River Style Cavalry Saber and Scabbard

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Unmarked Confederate "Dog River" Style Cavalry Saber and Scabbard

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

Unmarked Confederate "Dog River" Style Cavalry Saber and Scabbard

Manufacturer: None
Model: None
Type: Other
Item Views: 340
Item Interest: Average
Catalog Page: 112
Class: Other

This saber has no visible markings, and the maker of these swords remains unknown. The rougher quality of the casting and finishing is typical of Confederate made swords. 35 1/2 inch curved blade with broad, unstopped fullers. The overall length is 41 inches like the U.S. Model 1860. The hilt is brass with a brown leather and single strand brass wire wrapped wood grip shaped more like the Model 1840's pattern but a Model 1860 style pommel. The scabbard is iron with an overlapping seam along the reverse and undecorated brass hardware.

Rating Definition:

Very good "attic condition" with moderate overall wear from use and age, dark gray and brown patina on the blade which has numerous deep nicks on the blade edge and other wear indicative of battlefield use, dark aged patina on the brass, some play in the hilt fit, and dark brown along the scabbard which has a few dents and some material along the seam. Overall a very solid representative example of a rare Confederate cavalry sword.

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