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by clicking onto this page you are expressly accepting the terms of the disclaimer explained fully on the fakes main page.Knives are a very complicated subject, I do not have space time or energy to try to describe all the fake knives out there. This will be a tiny sample of things that I have picked up. "Up for auction is a very nice Civil War Bowie Knife.
T. A. POTTS BOWIE NON-REG. OFFICERS' SWORD P.S. JUSTICE CAV OFFICERS SABER NON-REG.
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. Overall bayonet is in fair condition. Blade has scattered peppering with some heavy at tip. Brass handle is in nice shape and has stamping on the back, 33. Bayonet is 25 3/8 inches overall. Muzlle ring is 23 mm in diameter. Width of blade at ricasso is 1 inch. Back to .....
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UPDATE: if you are tired of calling and you want to bypass the automated greeting when you call, just follow the steps provided on this post:homeThis is THE RAREST VARIANT--the "flat-blade" variant-- to the renowned CS sword-makers of Boyle & Gamble of Richmond! This Confederate Cavalryman's saber comes in completely "attic-fine", UNTOUCHED condition, that has the classic "put-away in the attic after coming home from the war" look--the rich, dark grey-brown patina over the entire blade, with smoky high copper-content brass 3-tine guard basket, the original wrap almost completely intact, showing only the most MINOR wear, with the original copper wire INTACT. The 33.5" long, classic B&G curved blade without any fuller/blood-groove bears virtually no dings or damage whatsoever--just a few "flea-bites" here and there--and is unsharpened...with that gorgeous untouched patina! This one is an EXCELLENT representative example--and the rarest variant at that--not only of the Boyle & Gamble Richmond-made Confederate cavalryman's sword, but all Confederate-made cavalry swords, in general. Ordered by the State of Georgia starting in 1861, Produced by A. H. Dewitt, a Jeweler in Columbus, Georgia Indeed, one of the RAREST of Confederate-made swords--especially Officer Swords!--A. H. Dewitt was a pre-war jeweler in Columbus, Georgia when the war broke-out, and Governor Joe Brown contracted with Dewitt to produce copies of the US Model 1850 Foot Officer/Staff Officer swords for his state's Officers. After a few short months of production, he sold his operation off to Greenwood & Gray in Columbus, GA--who were pre-war cotton warehousing firm, but became a prolific and multi-faceted producer of weapons and arms and accouterments to the Confederacy (J. P. Murray was the superintendent and would become FAMOUS for his ultra-rare "J. P. Murray" rifle, and L. Haiman & Brothers was 150 yards down the street, making his swords!) But by May 1862, Dewitt had re-purchased/re-established a new 1862 contract for more production, which are the more well-know "snake" Dewitt Field/Foot Officer's Sword with the snakes in the basket design and head at the quillion's head. These "non-snake" versions are believed to be the EARLY 1861 production specimens. It is identical in almost every fashion, except the wreath basket design with "squiggly" marks don't have snake heads, nor does the same shaped quillion have the snake's eyes/mouth. The pommel and the simple copper wiring is IDENTICAL to ALL Dewitt production in every form and facet of construction--again, which is why sword experts have noted these Dewitt patterns, and since so FEW are in existence, it is only logical to assume it was the hastily, small-batch production made in only the couple months of Dewitt's production in 1861, before selling to Greenwood & Gray (and THEN getting his contract/production BACK in May 1862). The piece is 100% UNTOUCHED....GORGEOUS specimen. The blade has the classic "smokey" gray patina, with only a couple "flea-bites" on the blade...that's IT! The original throat washer is 100% INTACT!!! The very good quality of brass used also points to 1861 production, as later "snake" Dewitt's have a HIGHER copper content/lower zinc (as zinc became far scarcer). You can still see the classic sand-casting flaws in the molding of the basket, but truly is a very high-quality produced specimen compared to other far more CRUDELY made Confederate swords. The wrap is about 95% solidly INTACT--only a couple minor wear-through spots which ONLY PROVES IT WAS ACTUALLY ISSUED AND USED!!! It's fading from the black finish to the brown russet color. Both the wrap and wire are 100% TIGHT and INTACT!!! NO WOBBLE either, in the SOLIDLY attached blade!From the Vaunted Collection of Dr. Reeves (as seen on this year's episodes of PBS's "Antiques Roadshow")My great friend, Dr. Reeves, of Louisiana...collector/appraiser for 30+ years...he sure has collected some KILLER CAJUN, Ark-La-Tex stuff over the decades! He picked this MOST UNIQUE, 100% ORIGINAL and UNTOUCHED piece! You can tell easily that it was a foreign-made (no US markings, and has some Euro markings on the brass) as a copy of our US Model 1840 HEAVY Cavalry Saber (aka "Wristbreaker"! The MOST popular and abundantly-used Southern sword in the entire WAR!). But some blacksmith nicely re-forged into a had the long, thick blade cut-back to a 23.5" total length blade...and THEN brass tacked a CLASSIC "Johnny Reb" looking CRUDE brass total hand guard--which together would make this a perfect copy of the US Model naval cutlass for the War! The blade has a GORGEOUS, UNTOUCHED, UNPITTED "attic-fine" dark patina. The brass is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! The grip...well...it's seen a LOT of use (again...I hear "Dixie" playing for some CS naval "swabby" out in the salty elements, where it would be used and degrade the leather wrap!) About half of the leather grip remains, and all of the rope wrapping remains. Someone could get it re-wrapped and wired for just a few bucks, and it would look as GOOD as the day it was made!Regardless...it's just a "Cajun-spiced" treasure Dr.