May 16, 2020 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Rare Sharp & Hamilton Cavalry Sword

36 in. blade, marked on ricasso "SHARP & HAMILTON/(opposite side)NASHVILLE, TENN" in cartouche, carved wood grip with brown leather and twisted copper wire and bird's head pommel; with scabbard likely made in Columbus, Georgia; includes sell sheet from Morphy/James Julia, copy of Nashville map showing factory location, black and white image of factory 

Note: Estimates are that fewer than ten examples of this marked sword may exist on the market. 

Provenance:James C. Harris Collection; offered by Morphy/James Julia Auctions, Lot# 2035, Fall 2012 for $18,400; Property From a Franklin, Tennessee Historic Home


some weakness at stamping "HV" (NAS**ILLE) although nicer marks than typically encountered, blade with some staining and pitting, hilt smooth with scattered abrasions, darker patina to brass; scabbard missing soldered collar and leather washer (as a result sword protrudes approximately 1/4 in.)

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
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