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Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. (Rt. 50)

Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 9010 Price : SOLD
Item : RARE, 2ND MODEL VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY CAVALRY SWORD
Description :
This is an original, Virginia Manufactory Cavalry Sword made at the Richmond Armory between 1806 and 1808. The 2nd model eliminated the large, square nut on the pommel and added a slot in the guard's knuckle bow for a sword knot. This sword has its original, full length 40 inch blade. Many were arsenal shortened before and during the Civil War. Basically untouched, the sword is in good condition with an overall dark, semi-rough, brown patina with some areas of pitting. The blade is of the deeply curved variety, 1 5/8" wide with two fullers. The iron guard has the correct seven perforated slots. The grip is missing the leather covering and wire wrap. Remnants of the leather are visible under the back strap of the grip. The remaining wooden grip has two cracks from drying shrinkage. The blade has a two character cipher stamped in to the metal on the right ricasso near the guard. The top edge of the blade is stamped " 1 Va REGt" with no county name. This indicates usage in the 1st Geographical Division of the Virginia Militia (There were 4 Divisions). The 1st Division was made up of two Battalions of two Brigades each. The four Brigades were composed of 29 Regiments (Counties). The sword would have been used by a cavalryman attached to any one of these regiments. Virginia Manufactory swords were long and unwieldy, which is why many were shortened. Unmodified examples are rare and difficult to find. Stock no. 24116

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