On the handle of the sword it has a good bit of the original leather grip still intact and it has all of the single strand copper wire still present just like it did when it left the factory. The blade is full-length at 28-1/2 inches with a great look. It has the classic Boyle & Gamble single blood fuller down each side and on the base of the back of the blade it has the hand hammering line which is correct for this pattern of sword. The blade still retains some of the original factory etching on each side.You can see traces of the floral and patriotic designs. If you turn the blade just right, you can see the remnants of the Confederate flag stars. This sword is accompanied by the original leather and brass scabbard which is almost always missing as they so often are after all of this time. The sword has the Richmond mounts on the top and middle and the drag. The leather is the correct Confederate Richmond top stitch design with a couple of spots that have been restored for display and preservation.
It is an attractive and desirable Confederate field & staff officer's sword from one of the most famous of all the Southern Arms Makers, Boyle & Gamble of Richmond, Virginia. The item "CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE BOYLE & GAMBLE RICHMOND VA OFFICER SWORD CS MARKED W STAR" is in sale since Saturday, July 17, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "rachelemandelgallery" and is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.