The guard and the pommel cap are what make a Kenansville sword stand out from the rest. They have the large smooth sides pommel cap and the guard has the point to the top of the guard. One of the branches broke long ago and it makes you wonder what type of strike was strong enough to tear it. As you can see the side of the guard has the Roman numerals "XXX" carved into the brass. When these swords were produced at the Armory they manufactured small batches.
Each sword would be hand fitted to match the scabbard. This number corresponds with the number on the scabbard which let you know they have been together since dayone. On the handle of the sword it has the original grip intact with a very pleasing well worn look. The scabbard of the sword is original to the sword and displays beautifully.
It has the correct and matching "XXX" carved into the top of the throat. The mounts of the sword are made of brass and they still retain the original iron rings. The body of the scabbard still retains a trace amount of the original Brown lacquer paint from the factory. As you can see the sword and scabbard display beautifully from all angles. This piece of History came from the museum like personal collection of Mathew Woodburn.
The item "CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE LOUIS FROELICH KENANSVILLE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMORY SWORD" is in sale since Tuesday, December 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "rachelemandelgallery" and is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois.
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