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#1 blitz67

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 10:39 AM

I found this at a local estate sale this week, I had no idea what it was when I bought it, I believe this is a Confederate "Dog River" sword, can anyone here confirm that? No markings on the blade which is crudely made. Thanks for the help!

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 10:39 AM

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 10:40 AM

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:16 PM

I dont think its a dog river. Typical Dog River would have an unstopped fuller, obvious seam on the scabbard, sometimes a lapped seam and brass scabbard throat, hanger, and drag. With crude workmanship the blades typically have carbon faults and sometimes are wavey. I think you have a heavy Cav or whats referred to as a ole wrist breaker . A google search should give you some images to look at. Hope this helps.

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#5 6th.MG.BN

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:20 PM

I dont think its a dog river. Typical Dog River would have an unstopped fuller, obvious seam on the scabbard, sometimes a lapped seam and brass scabbard throat, hanger, and drag. With crude workmanship the blades typically have carbon faults and sometimes are wavey. I think you have a heavy Cav or whats referred to as a ole wrist breaker . A google search should give you some images to look at. Hope this helps.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:04 AM

I agree, not a Confederate made sword.  Most likely a generic Yankee heavy cavalry saber.  



#7 Steve Rogers

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 05:42 PM

The screw at the throat of the scabbard marks it as an import 1840 style, likely German made.




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