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Authentic Confederate Manufactured or Used Swords and Firearms of the Civil War
Edged Weapons
"COLUMBUS MINUTE BOYS" Beautifully Etched Blade Confederate Foot Officer Sword
Item #: A4783
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WOW! This sword has a wonderful design on the blade etching. This is an original Confederate foot officer's sword. This one was made by the Columbus, Georgia firm of Louis Haiman. Very few of their pieces are maker marked but this one is stamped at the base of the blade. It reads "HAIMAN & BRO" in block letters. The blade is full-length at 32 inches with the single fuller on each side. At the base of the front of the blade it has the very large "C.S." lettering. In the center of the blade it has the name of the soldier that owned it. Finely etched it reads "T.J. Key. Brvt. Second Lieut.". On the back of the blade it has the large name of the regiment "COLUMBUS MINUTE BOYS" from Columbus, Georgia. Our researcher looked up the name but couldn't find a direct hit on the name. She found that "By all rights, he should be the Thomas J. Key who was in Columbus in 1860 (b. circa 1835 in North Carolina, railroad engineer). And by all rights, he should’ve been under Hatch Cook in the Columbus Minute Boys. Unfortunately, I cannot find him with that unit in any record, including NARA files, newspaper mentions, and town histories. " But as we all know the Confederate records are incomplete especially those dealing with the very early days of the War. The hand guard and pommel cap of the sword has a gorgeous attic tone to the brass. The hand guard has the floral pattern that lets us know that the sword was carried by a line officer. The pommel cap is the Haiman style with the smooth sides. On the handle of the sword it has the original wooden core intact. There is about 1/3 of the original leather with the double twist wire wrapping intact. The previous owner had a custom made modern scabbard made for display with the sword. As you can see it looks great with it. You are buying the sword and the scabbard is a bonus. This is one VERY COOL Georgia sword!

Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
$21,750.00 USD

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