PRESERVING HISTORY, CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE KRAFT GOLDSCHMIDT & KRAFT COLUMBIA SC OFFICER CAVALRY SWORD. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST DESIRABLE CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SWORDS WITH ORIGINAL SCABBARD. MEASURES 40 1/2 INCHES OVERALL WITH A 341/2 INCH BLADE.THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN ONE OF THE RAREST UNTOUCHED AUTHENTIC PIECE OF AMERICANA HISTORY. Classic Confederate cavalry sword and scabbard by one of the most desirable southern makers: Kraft, Goldschmidt and Kraft of Columbia, S. Wade Hampton carried one of their swords and Custer prized another. Classic CS blade with unstopped fuller in very good condition with good edge and point, smooth metal, gray patina with minor rubs. Brass hilt with nice untouched age patina and slight reddish tone typical of southern high copper-content brass. Minor bends to guard branches. Original leather grip with small abrasions. Single iron wire binding in place, as is the ferrule typical of KG&K. Iron scabbard is missing throat, but is otherwise complete with carrying rings, brass ring bands, and separately applied iron drag blade. Scabbard shows brown with scattered shallow pitting and a couple of minor dings.