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414   Wm. H. Horstman and Sons 1850 Foot Officer’s Sword  $200 $242 $267 4 You must login to place a bid.

#414 - Wm. H. Horstman and Sons 1850 Foot Officer’s Sword

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Description                           Estimate: $1,500+          

Wm. H .Horstman and Sons 1850 foot officer’s sword featuring a 31 3/8″ blade with a fuller to within 9″ of the tip. The smaller fuller comes to within 10.5″ of the tip. The ricasso reads “W. H. Horstman and Sons, Philadelphia,” and shows the king's head mark of Gebruder Weyersburg of Solingen with who Horstman had a lengthy business relationship. The blade back has the "iron proof" mark on the spine. The heavily etched blade has "E Pluruis Unum" on the right side and “U.S.” on the left with martial panoplies and acanthus leaves on both sides. Horstman was at several different addresses in Philadelphia from 1785–1854 with various names and partnerships. The company was generally considered to be an assembler of swords, making very few parts itself. This example has a rare fish skin scabbard with all gilt brass fittings and gilt brass guard. The grip is also of wire wound fish skin. The fish skin scabbard is a rare feature and indicates a special order item and thus incredibly scarce.


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