Here we have a very fine Civil War Model 1860 cavalry saber by D. Millard of Clayville, NY that is in complete and excellent condition. This sword is one of only 10,000 produced under the smallest government contract awarded for the manufacture of sabers during the American Civil War and as such is very scarce. The blade measures 35 in length and just over an inch wide with a width.
The obverse ricasso is deeply marked, US / C. Are the initials of the sword inspector, Charles E.The reverse ricasso is marked with the makers address D. The blade is clean and bright with some minor areas of scattered dark spots which are very light. There are several small and insignificant edge nicks visible as well. The brass pommel cap is tightly affixed with original peening and is with the government inspectors marks C. The handguard is tight on the sword and with an attractive age toned patina, having its original heavy leather scabbard washer in place. The brown leather grip wrapping is tight and almost completely intact with only a few areas of light wear down to the wood beneath.
This wear is consistent with actual field use. The twisted brass wire wrapping is complete and tight to the leather wrapping it secures. The steel scabbard has toned to an even dull gray finish and is without any dents or drag wear.
This is a very attractive and scarce example that remains in excellent condition. The item "CIVIL WAR MODEL 1860 CAVALRY SABER BY D. MILLARD, CLAYVILLE, NY DATED 1862" is in sale since Friday, May 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "thedogfacesoldier" and is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
This item can be shipped to United States.