1840 Cavalry Saber by C. This is a prime example of an Imported Model 1840 Cavalry saber from Solingen, Prussia at the time but Germany today. It is by Clemen & Jung and is a very well made saber with the only defect in my opinion is the use of a smooth wooden grip wrapped in a cord wrap to provide grooves for the wire wrap to hold the leather in place as you can probably see in the photos. Even Tiffany and Henry Sauerbier used C&J blades in some of their better grade swords and sabers.
The blade is an early one with a length of 35-3/4"s x 1-1/4"s W x 3/8s thick at the ricasso and it has 2-3 light blade nicks. The grip maintains 17 turns of wire wrap and at least 12 of it's cord wrap and some of it's leather. The wooden part is in good condition with no splits or breaks that I can see There are some very small areas of light rust that need attention , and there are some paint spatters on some of the brass. It is in as found condition - classic attic find. This is a possible CSA used saber due to the grip condition with what appears to be tar or pitch on it to hold the remaining wires and cord in place - as a Union Cavalryman would have turned it in and gotten another one.The southern boys used what they could get their hands on for as long as they could. Thanks for looking and best regards. The item "CIVIL WAR Era Mod. 1840 Cavalry Saber by C.
Of Solingen (CSA) No Scabbard" is in sale since Thursday, June 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "gsp157" and is located in Thomaston, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.