FINE CONFEDERATE BISSONNETTE OFFICER SWORD, ETCHED BLADE PRESENTATION

 

Spring 2024 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction

June 7th, 8th, 9th, & 10th, 2024
This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!

 

FINE CONFEDERATE BISSONNETTE OFFICER SWORD, ETCHED BLADE PRESENTATION

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32″ unstopped fuller blade with floral filigree etched panels and partially discerned name “Lt. G. W. Do…”. The last name is not discerned but maybe a little more research, a candidate can be found. Sword is classic Mobile manufacture with round top edge blade characteristic to James Conning & Louis Bissonnet as is the fancy floral script found on most every Bissonnet signed sword. We know the officer named on sword would have been in Mobile, so likely an Alabama officer. Many local Mobile units had officers who are hard to locate in records and may be the case. Regardless, this is a fine example of a scarce CONFEDERATE officer sword pattern with “CS” in oval relief cast on top of guard, near perfect bulbous Mobile style grip and fine correct Mobile style brass mounted scabbard.

CONDITION: very good overall, blade is gray with good discernible etched panels, sharpening removed portion of inscription. Scabbard is sound & solid retaining most of its original finish, drag appears restored, but very good match. Scabbard fits sword well.

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