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Posted 6 years ago


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This is a great old wallhanger. No markings anywhere. Just an honest old M1840 wrist-breaker. The scabbard is nickel plated. Many of the old veterans would do this so they would shine when they paraded downtown after the war. Not much value. I have no history except that it came from an multiple estate sale in Ohio around 15 years ago.


  1. Driewer Driewer, 6 years ago
    These seriously don't have any value? Was it us that used these?
  2. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Many of the import Civil War swords are not marked, but they are still desirable and sought by collectors.

    It still has value-- just not as much as a US maker marked and dated specimen.

  3. flyrr100, 6 years ago
    When I say 'not much value' I mean not as high as a marked example. Also the blade has been cleaned sometime recently, with a wire brush it looks like! I'm actually quite an expert on Union Cavalry Swords. I'd value this at $300-$400.

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