Two (2) Civil War era swords, likely battlefield pickups near Morristown, Tennessee. 1st item: Confederate "Dog River" Style Cavalry Saber with Union iron scabbard. Curved, steel blade with rounded back, brass guard, and wooden grip. Scabbard with two rings. Unmarked. Blade length – 35 1/8". Overall length with scabbard – 45 1/2". 2nd item: U.S. Model 1840 Cavalry "Wristbreaker" Saber with iron scabbard. Curved, steel blade with rounded back, brass guard, and grip handle. Scabbard with two rings connected by wire. Blade with possible maker's mark, right side of ricasso. Blade length – 35 3/4". Overall length with scabbard – 43 1/2". Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Both items in relic condition, with expected rust and pitting, nicks to blade. 1st item: Saber does not fit into scabbard. Breaks to wooden grip. 2nd item: Grip appears to be an old replacement.
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