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AUTHENTIC, U.S. OFFICER'S - 'GOLD BULLION' - EPAULETS / SHOULDER-BOARDS ~ Measuring Approximately 7-1/4 inches long, 5-1/2 inches wide, 4 inches high (Gold Bullion  Fringe) ~ mx-625 ~ ITEM # mi-031 ~ ($350.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE,  'INDIAN-WARS PERIOD' ~ "ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL" Marked ~ U.S. CAVALRY ~ Model 1887 ~ CARBINE 'BOOT' SCABBARD with BRASS THROAT ~ Also Marked with 2-sets of 'Inspector's-Stamps' (as Shown in Photos Below) ~ All Leather Straps Intact ~ Measuring Approximately 13-1/2 inches long x 6 inches wide ~ (Note: Carbine used as Prop is not included) ~ mx-717 ~ ITEM # mi-063 ~ ($750.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE,  'INDIAN-WARS PERIOD' ~ "ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL" Marked ~ U.S. CAVALRY Model 1887 CARBINE 'BOOT' SCABBARD with BRASS THROAT ~ Also Marked with various 'Issue-Stamps' (as Shown in Photos Below) ~ All Leather Straps Intact ~ Measuring Approximately 13-1/2 inches long x 6 inches wide ~ (Note: Carbine used as Prop is not included) ~ mx-817 ~ ITEM # mi-065 ~ ($750.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE, 'INDIAN WAR' PERIOD, US CAVALRY, SINGLE, BRASS SPUR with 20 Point Steel Rowel ~ Measuring Approximately 5 inches long ~ with 1 inch Diameter 20-Point 'Saw Tooth' Rowel ~ with 1-1/4 inch long Raised Shank ~ with 2-1/4" wide Heelband ~ mx-59 ~ ITEM # spr-170 ~ ($95.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE ~ 1872  'INDIAN WARS PERIOD' ~ U.S. CAVALRY ~ ENLISTED-MEN'S ~ BRASS ~ KEPI HAT INSIGNIA ~ Lead-filled Attachment Loops on reverse (as Shown in Photo Below) ~ Measuring Approximately 2-3/4 inches x 1-3/8 inches ~ mx-43 ~ ITEM # mi-076 ~ ($95.)

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SUPERB PAIR of RARE, ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE ~ INDIAN WAR PERIOD ~ U.S. BRIGADIER GENERAL'S EPAULETS / SHOULDER-BOARDS IN THEIR ORIGINAL TIN BOX CONTAINER ~ These Epaulets were in service from the Indian War through the Spanish American War period ~ They are in magnificent condition, retaining much of their luster, due to being kept in their original tin case that protected them from dust and damage ~ Single Embroidered Brigadier General Stars are mounted on a Lined Golden Silk Field ~ with Eagle Buttons and Gilded Brass Crescents draped with beautiful Bullion ~ These Are Truly Outstanding! The bottom surfaces are covered in a combination of Red Velvet and matching Leather and have Brass Mounting Plates marked: "Left" and "Right." Stenciled on the inside surface of the japanned case cover are the following markings: "Shannon, Miller & Crane / Military Goods / 768 Broadway / New York." ~ Epaulets Measure Approximately 7-1/2 inches long, 6 inches wide, and 4 inches high (including the Gold Bullion) ~ The Oval shaped Box Measures Approximately 9-3/4 inches x 7-1/2 inches x 6-1/2 inches ~ These Rare, Authentic, Indian War Period, U.S. Brigadier General's Epaulets show only slight wear commensurate with age & use, remaining in NEAR-MINT CONDITION Overall... and They Will make an Outstanding, Historical and Rare Addition for Your Collection, Display or a Fantastic Gift!!! ~ mx-9261 ~ ITEM # mi-111 ~ ($1,750.) ~ Additional Photos Below ~

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ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE, MODEL 1861 U.S. - CIVIL WAR PERIOD - AMES - NAVAL CUTLASS SWORD ~ Blade Marked: "U.S.N." - "D.R." (Inspector: Daniel Reynolds "Found on U.S. M1861 Cutlasses Dated 1862) - "1862" on Blade ~ Top of Brass Pommel Marked "D.R." ~ Brass Guard Marked "25M" over "301" as Shown in Photos Provided Below ~ Leather Covered Grip in excellent Condition, complete with tight Original Twisted Brass Wire Wrapping ~ Measuring Approximately 32 inches long, with 26 inch long Fullered Blade ~ This Authentic Ames U.S. Navy Cutlass shows some wear commensurate with use & age, with some light staining on Blade, yet remains in Very-Nice, Solid Condition overall  ~ mx-0351 ~ ITEM # wea-112 ~ Additional Photos and Information Provided in the 'WEAPONS GALLERY' - U.S. Swords Room ~

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE, 'INDIAN-WAR PERIOD' ~ Model 1885 ~ First Pattern ~ U.S. CAVALRY ~ CARBINE 'BOOT' SCABBARD ~ Marked: "ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL' (as shown in Photos Below) ~ This Boot was the first Issued Carbine Boot of this style, and preceded the U.S. Model 1887 Cavalry Carbine Boot with the Brass Throat ~ Measuring Approximately 11-1/2 inches long x 5-1/2 inches wide ~ Inspector's / Issue Mark on tip of Attachment Strap ~ This Carbine Boot Accommodated the Springfield, Sharps, Spencer, and other Carbines ~ (Carbine used as Prop is not included) ~ mx-525 ~ ITEM # mi-119 ~ ($550.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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ITEM # mi-124 ~ ORIGINAL, ANTIQUE ~ 1872  'INDIAN WARS PERIOD' ~ U.S. CAVALRY ~ ENLISTED-MEN'S ~ BRASS ~ KEPI HAT INSIGNIA ~ Lead-filled Attachment Loops on reverse (as Shown in Photo Below) ~ Measuring Approximately 2-3/4 inches x 1-3/8 inches ~ mx-14 ~ ITEM # mi-124 ~ $95.

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE, 1875 ~ 'INDIAN WARS PERIOD' ~ U.S. INFANTRY ~ ENLISTED MEN'S ~ Brass KEPI HAT INSIGNIA ~ with Lead-filled Attachment Loops on reverse ~ In 1875 this 'Crossed-Rifles' Brass Insignia replaced the 'Bugle' Brass Insignia that had been issued from 1872 until 1875 ~ Measuring Approximately 2-7/16 inches x 1-1/4 inches ~ mx-33 ~ ITEM # mi-144 ~ $75. ~ Additional Photo Provided Below ~ 

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PAIR of AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE ~ INDIAN WAR PERIOD ~ U.S. INFANTRY BRASS 'CROSSED-RIFLES' SHAKO HELMET SIDE BUTTONS with Hanging-Cord HOOKS ~ Measuring Approximately 1 inch Diameter 1-1/2 inch long with the Hooks ~ mx-61 ~ ITEM # mi-150 ~ ($25.) ~ Additional Photo Provided Below ~ 

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PAIR of AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE ~ INDIAN WARS PERIOD ~ U.S. INFANTRY - BRASS ~ 'CROSSED-RIFLES' ~ DRESS HELMET SIDE BUTTONS ~ Measuring Approximately 1 inch Diameter ~ mx-51 ~ ITEM # mi-158 ~ ($25.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~ 

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PAIR of AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE ~ INDIAN WARS PERIOD ~ U.S. CAVALRY BRASS 'CROSSED-SABERS' DRESS HELMET SIDE BUTTONS ~ Measuring Approximately 1 inch Diameter ~ mx-45 ~ ITEM # mi-160 ~ ($55.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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 PAIR of AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE ~ INDIAN WARS PERIOD ~ U.S. POST COMMISSARY SERGEANT'S BRASS DRESS HELMET SIDE BUTTONS ~ Measuring Approximately 1 inch Diameter ~ mx-51 ~ ITEM # mi-161 ~ ($25.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE ~ INDIAN-WAR PERIOD ~ OFFICER'S EPAULETS / SHOULDER-BOARDS ~ Measuring Approximately 7-1/2 inches long, 5-1/2 inches wide, with 3-1/2 inch long Bullion Fringe ~ mx-232 ~ ITEM # mi-169 ~ ($350.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE, 1870's - INDIAN WARS PERIOD - Brass U.S. CAVALRY ENLISTED MAN'S HAT INSIGNIA ~ with Lead-filled Attachment Wires on reverse ~ Measuring Approximately 2-3/4 inches x 1-3/8 inches ~ mx-55 ~ ITEM # mi-177 ~ $75. ~ Additional Photo Provided Below ~

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OLD, AUTHENTIC, U.S. REGULATION - Marked ~ BRASS BUGLE ~ Measuring Approximately 16 inches long, with 4-5/16 inch diameter Bell ~ mx-06 ~ ITEM # mi-209 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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OLD, AUTHENTIC, U.S. NAVY LIEUTENANT OFFICER'S CASE Containing BEAVER FUR CHAPEAU BICORN HAT, GOLD BULLION EPAULETS, Complete with BLACK LEATHER WAIST BELT with GILDED BRASS BUCKLE and with SWORD HANGER STRAPS with BRASS HOOKS ~ Black Metal Case Measures 18-1/2 inches long x 8 inches wide x 6-1/4 inches high ~ mx-2501 ~ ITEM # mi-210 ~ ($1,050.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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OLD, AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE, IRON CALTROP 'ANTI-CAVALRY' & 'ANTI-INFANTRY' DEVICE ~ Measuring Approximately 3-1/4 inches wide x 2-7/8 inches high ~ mx-001 ~ ITEM # mi-252 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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 OLD, IRON CALTROP / TRIBULUS / MUREX FERREUS ~ Measuring 2-1/2 inches x 3-1/8 inches ~ mx-55 ~ ITEM # MI-253 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

NOTE:  It was recorded by Quintus Curtius (IV.13.36), that Iron Caltrops were used by Alexander the Great at the Battle of Gaugamela in Persia as early as 331 BC. ~ Also being recorded that Caltrops were used in the Battle of Carrhae in 51 BC. Caltrops were part of defenses that served to slow the advance of horses, war elephants, and human troops. Dreaded enemy chariots were rendered useless when the horses that pulled them were totally disabled by severe injuries created by these simple, 4 prong destructive devices. At the Battle of Nisibis (217 A.D.), the Roman Infantry was confronted by Parthian Lancers riding Dromedary Camels. After suffering significant casualties, the Roman Legions halted the Camel Cavalry Assault with extreme efficiency by rendering the Parathian's mobility to a complete standstill with a field laden with Caltrops. Thousands at a time could easily be catapulted into & in front of enemy lines by use of Onagers causing injury and death by making direct 'in-flight' contact (such as a blast from a huge shotgun), and the Caltrops that fell to the ground most likely claimed their victims just a short time later... as no matter how they landed... one of the four sharp-tipped spikes would always point upwards... to impale the foot of an unlucky foe... with the remaining three prongs sticking securely into the ground providing a solid, stable base. Caltrops in the event of charging horses, camels or elephants, would most likely result in a fall, which could be fatal to beast and rider. Night raids by enemies were prevented by sowing the surrounding areas of the camps with Caltrops before night fell. Caltrops were not invented by the Romans, but they were made infamous by them. Easy & Inexpensive to produce, Caltrops were known to widely demoralize enemy troops and impede their advances due to knowledge of there previous use. Even though immediate death was unlikely, infectious wounds resulting from Caltrops undoubtedly took there toll days later as the wounds were almost impossible to heal properly. 

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AUTHENTIC,  U.S. ARTILLERY COLONEL'S EPAULETS / SHOULDER-BOARDS ~ Measuring Approximately 3-1/2 inches x 1-1/2 inches wide ~ mx-081 ~ ITEM # mi-262 ~ ($185.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE ~ 'SPANISH AMERICAN WAR PERIOD' ~ U.S. 8th INFANTRY ~ Company C ~ OFFICER'S ~ Brass KEPI HAT INSIGNIA ~ with Hinged Pin Attachment with Loop on reverse ~ The 8th U.S. Infantry saw action in Cuba during the war, and portions served in Puerto Rico as part of the occupation force ~ Two companies were were shipped via the transport Seneca ~ It appears that only seven of the regiment’ companies went to Cuba – Companies A, B, C, D, E, G, and H. The unit was part of the First Brigade, Second Division of the Fifth Army Corps ~ July 1, 1898 was the date of the assaults against the Spanish forces defending the city of Santiago ~ Measuring Approximately 2 inches x 1 inch ~ mx-64 ~ITEM # mi-280 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photo Provided Below ~ 

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE, 'INDIAN WARS' PERIOD (1870S-1880'S) ~ OFFICER'S PAINTED, WOODEN 'FIELD' LAP WRITING-DESK with Multiple Compartments ~ with Purple Velvet Material Lining ~ with Decorative Hinged Lid ~ Measuring 12 inches x 8 inches x 4 inches high ~ mx-221 ~ ITEM # mi-295 ~ ($195.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~  

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OLD, AUTHENTIC ~ BRASS 'CAVALRY' BUGLE ~ Measuring Approximately 13 inches long, with 4-1/2 inch diameter Bell ~ mx-84 ~ ITEM # mi-347 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE, ~ 'CIVIL WAR PERIOD' ~ U.S. INFANTRY Enlisted Men's BRASS 'BUGLE' KEPI HAT INSIGNIA ~ with Attachment Pins on reverse ~ Measuring Approximately 3-1/2 inches x 1-3/4 inches ~ mx-03 ~ Item # mi-305 ~ ($75.) ~ Additional Photo Provided Below ~

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE, 1872 U.S. FRAZIER .45-70 CARTRIDGE LEATHER AMMO CASE with WOOD BLOCK INSERT ~ Manufacturing & Issue Stampings well marked (as Shown in Photos Below) ~ Measuring 7 inches wide x 4-12 inches high x 2 inches deep ~ mx-442 ~ ITEM # mi-316 ~ ($250.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~ NOTE: 45.70 Cartridges used as Props are Not Included ~

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE BRONZE / BRASS U.S MILITARY EAGLE FLAG FINIAL ~ Measuring Approximately 5-1/4 inches x 3-1/2 inches x 1-1/4 inches, with 5/8 inch Fitter Post ~ mx-23 ~ ITEM # mi-322 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE, BRONZE, MILITARY EAGLE FLAG FINIAL ~ Measuring Approximately 5-1/4 inches x 3-1/4 inches x 1-1/4 inches, with 3/4 inch Fitter Post ~ mx-83 ~ ITEM # mi-323 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~ 

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE, 4-DRAW / 5-TIER BRASS FIELD TELESCOPE Signed "BARDOU & SON, PARIS, RIFLE RANGE TELESCOPE, POWER 33 TIMES," Ca.1880 ~ This Optically sharp Telescope Measures Approximately 38 inches when fully extended and only 10 inches when closed ~ with Sliding Rear Len's Cover ~ mx-062 ~ ITEM # mi-326 ~ ($450.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~ 

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AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE, 'INDIAN WARS' / 'SPANISH AMERICAN WAR' PERIOD ~ U.S. MILITARY OFFICER'S ~ BICORN CHAPEAU HAT ~ METAL CASE / CONTAINER ~ Manufactured by H.V. Allien & Co. - New York ~ Measuring Approximately 19 inches long x 7-1/4 inches wide x 7 inches high ~ mx-05 ~ ITEM # mi-327 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~ 

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AUTHENTIC, VINTAGE ~ U.S. NAVY LIEUTENANT COMMANDER OFFICER'S INSIGNIA SHOULDER BOARDS with BULLION 'STARS' ~ Measuring 15-1/2 inches x 2-3/8 inches  ~ mx-05 ~ ITEM # mi-328 ~ ($75.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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AUTHENTIC, CAPTURED ~ 1967 VIETNAM WAR NVA (North Vietnamese Army) FLAG ~ "QUAN DOI NHAN DAN VIET NAM" - "VI DAN QUEN MINH HY SINH" - "1967"
~ Measuring Approximately 28-1/2 inches x 18-1/2 inches ~  
ITEM # mi-333 ~ ($175.) 

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AUTHENTIC, CAPTURED ~ 1968 VIETNAM WAR NVA (North Vietnamese Army) FLAG ~ "QUAN DOI NHAN DAN VIET NAM" - "VI DAN QUEN MINH HY SINH" - "1968"
~ Measuring Approximately 28-1/2 inches x 20 inches ~
ITEM # mi-334 ~ ($175.) 

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AUTHENTIC, CAPTURED ~ 1968 VIETNAM WAR NVA (North Vietnamese Army) FLAG ~ "LUC LUONG VO TRANG SAIGON GIA DINH" - "TONG TIEN CONG NOI DAY ANH DUNG KIEN CUONG" - "1968" ~ Measuring Approximately 28-1/2 inches x 20 inches ~  ITEM # mi-335 ~ ($175.) 

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AUTHENTIC, CAPTURED ~ 1969 VIETNAM WAR NVA (North Vietnamese Army) FLAG ~ "LUC LUONG GIAI PHONG MEIN NAM VIET NAM" - "GIA PHONG CU CHI" - "1969"
~ Measuring Approximately 28-1/2 inches x 19 inches ~ 
ITEM # mi-336 ~ ($175.) 

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AUTHENTIC, CAPTURED ~ 1969 VIETNAM WAR NVA (North Vietnamese Army) FLAG ~ "LUC LUONG VO TRANG GIAI PHONG MIEN NAM" - "TIEN CONG GIAI PHONG BIEN HOA" - "1969" ~ Measuring Approximately 29-1/2 inches x 20 inches ~  ITEM # mi-337 ~ ($175.) 

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AUTHENTIC, CAPTURED ~ 1970 VIETNAM WAR NVA (North Vietnamese Army) FLAG ~ "LUC LUONG VO TRANG MIEN NAM VIET NAM" - "GIA PHONG BIEN HOA" - "1970"
~ Measuring Approximately 29-1/2 inches x 20 inches  ~  
ITEM # mi-338 ~ ($175.) 

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OLD, AUTHENTIC, U.S. REGULATION - Marked ~ Model 1895 BRASS BUGLE ~ Measuring Approximately 16-1/2 inches long, with 4-3/8 inch diameter Bell ~ mx-28 ~ ITEM # mi-402 ~ ($175.) ~ Additional Photos Provided Below ~

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ITEM # wea-203 ~ AUTHENTIC, ANTIQUE, 'Civil War - Indian Wars Period' ~ MODEL 1840 ~ HEAVY CAVALRY SABER with METAL SCABBARD ~ Often referred to as 'wrist-breakers', these Heavy, Unmarked, Sabers were commonly used by Confederate Cavalry men during the Civil War ~ Measuring Approximately 42-1/2 inches long in the Scabbard (Straight-Line Measurements), Saber: 41-1/4 inches long, with 36 inch Blade ~  ** Note: Price & Additional Photos of this Sword Shown in the 'WEAPONS' Gallery - Room 7 - " U.S. Swords" **

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ITEM # wea-185 ~ AUTHENTIC, MODEL 1913 'PATTON' U.S. CAVALRY SWORD with SCABBARD ~ (Designed by General George Patton, himself a master of the saber) ~ Marked: "L.F. (Ordnance Bomb) & C." ~ "1918" on Ricasso, obverse, and "U.S." ~ "Eagles Head" on reverse ~ Measuring Approximately 43 inches long overall, Sword: 42 inches long, with 35 inch Blade ~ ** Note: Additional Photos of this Sword Shown in the 'WEAPONS' Gallery - Room 7 ~ " U.S. Swords" **

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