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#1 27Division18

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 02:36 PM

Can anyone provide me some info on this Civil War sword? The blade is marked Groby W. Chelmsford  Mass. and the other side is US 1865 A.G.M.

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#2 dhcoleterracina

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 02:45 PM

Cavalry?  Looks like one branch was neatly removed for unknown reasons. 



#3 Dirk

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 02:55 PM

Looks like a 1860 Light Cav Saber by Roby of Chelmsford Mass and as noted above one branch removed.

Edited by Dirk, 12 August 2019 - 02:59 PM.


#4 27Division18

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 03:02 PM

Was it uncommon for one branch on the sword to be removed? Any idea why this may have been done?

 

Looks like a 1860 Light Cav Saber by Roby of Chelmsford Mass and as noted above one branch removed.

 



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Posted 12 August 2019 - 03:21 PM

I am not sure, Sarge or Varangian may have the answer

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 03:35 PM

The removal of the branch appears to have been well done. I don't remember ever reading about a reason a branch might intentionally be removed. I'm guessing it was just damaged at some point.



#7 tarheel1

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 06:32 PM

Could the removal of the branch have to do with the sword wearer might be left handed?  If worn on the right hip for a left-handed draw, the branches might get in the way?

 

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 03:19 PM

The removal of the branch appears to have been well done. I don't remember ever reading about a reason a branch might intentionally be removed. I'm guessing it was just damaged at some point.

 

That's my guess also.  The branch was bent, as was not uncommon, and perhaps broke off when trying to bend it back into place.



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Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:10 AM

I agree with  Varangian that the outside branch was broken on this US Light Cavalry Sabre and this was the easiest way to repair it.  



#10 27Division18

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 05:48 PM

Thanks gents!

I agree with  Varangian that the outside branch was broken on this US Light Cavalry Sabre and this was the easiest way to repair it.  

 




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