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M00328 - 1 of 4 Smith, Crane & Co. M1840 sabers known. Rarest of the rare!

Item Number: M00328

Item Title: 1 of 4 Smith, Crane & Co. M1840 sabers known. Rarest of the rare!

Price: $895

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Model: M1840 Cavalry Saber

Type:

Book: Thillman pages 410-411

Location Recovered:

Description:According to John Thillman, author of the authoritative Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers book, he only knew of 4 of these and had only been able to examine one (see Thillman page 410).

S.C.& C.
N.Y.

...is the stamp mark on the blade near the hilt. This is for Smith, Crane & Company of New York that was an importer. It was located at 4 Maiden Lane and imported military goods from 1858 through 1862.
General W.T. Sherman had a hat with this marking. He was fond of going to New York City where he had a mistress.

In 1861 and 1862 the company purchased fewer than 500 total of these in 2 classes. I am not learned enough to know if this one is a 1st or 2nd class model.

I have left it as is, but am happy to ship it directly to one of the folks who can regrip it for you if desired. The scabbard has a 2 stamped in the drag.

I pretty much guarantee another one of these will not be available anytime soon.


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