ANTIQUE MILITARY SWORD, CIVIL WAR? SPANISH AMERICAN WAR

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 05,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction
YOU HAVE AN ANTIQUE MILITARY CEREMONIAL SWORD FROM I BELIEVE THE 1800S. THIS SWORD WAS FOUND IN THE ATTIC OF THE OLDEST HOUSE IN MORAVIA NEW YORK. THE FAMILY THAT LIVES IN THIS HOUSE IS LIKE THE TENTH GENERATION TO LIVE T THE GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF MORAVIA NEW YORK. HIS NAME WAS GIRSHOM MORSE. HE HAD A SON IN LAW WHO WAS A GENERAL IN THE CIVIL WAR, WHOS NAME WAS ALSO GIRSHOM. SO HE BECAME GIRSHOM MORSE BARBER AFTER ALSO TAKING HIS WIFES NAME. I DONT KNOW IF THIS SWORD BELONGED TO HIM OR NOT. ALSO THE FAMILY HAS A LONG HISTORY OF MEMBERS BEING IN THE MILITARY INCLUDING THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR, WW1, AND WW2. ALSO IN THE FAMILY ARE PEOPLE WHO WERE IN OLD FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS. THE REASON I THINK THIS IS MILITARY IS BECAUSE ON ONE OF THE GOLD DESIGNS ON THE BLADE IS A CANNON, A HORN AND AN AX OR SWORD LIKE THING. THIS MIGHT POSSIBLY BE EVEN FORIEGN. I ALSO BELIEVE ITS CEREMONIAL BECAUSE OF THE LIGHT WEIGHT AND FLEXIBILITY OF THE BLADE. IM SURE SOMEONE OUT T IN EBAY LAND WILL KNOW AND HOPEFULLY TELL ME. EITHER WAY THIS IS A VERY NEAT AND HISTORICAL ITEM FROM A VERY HISTORICAL PLACE IN CENTRAL NEW YORK. NO SHEATH WAS FOUND WITH THE SWORD. I AM SELLING OTHER ITEMS ON LINE FROM THIS ESTATE ALSO. THE HOUSE DATES BACK TO THE EARLY 1790'S. THE SWORD IS IN GREAT SHAPE WITH NORMAL AGE WEAR INCLUDING SOME MINOR CORROSION ON THE TIP OF THE BLADE AS SEEN IN THE PICTURE. I WAS TOLD THE HANDLE IS BONE BUT I CANT TELL. IT LOOKS IVORY TO ME. T ARE GOLD FLORAL DESIGNS ON THE BLADE INCLUDING THE ONE WITH THE CANNON IN IT. THE ONLY WRITING I FOUND ON IT IS JUST ABOVE THE HANDLE WHICH READS "S & K". THE SWORD MEASURES 35 INCHES FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE HANDLE TO THE TOP OF THE BLADE. FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND ILL ANSWER THEM THE BEST I CAN. THANKS FOR LOOKING. Check out my other items !Be sure to add me to your favorites list !

SORRY NO SCABBARD WITH THIS SWORD!

A NICE EBAYER EMAILED ME WITH SOME INFO THAT THIS SWORD WAS MADE BETWEEN 1840 AND 1860 BY AN ENGLISH COMPANY WHO ALSO MADE UNION EAGLE BUTTONS. SO THIS IS DEF A CIVIL WAR ERA SWORD.

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