CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE COLLEGE HILL ARSENAL CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER
inv # 02-14719
Overall length: 42 5/8″
Blade length: 34 1/2″
This fine example of a College Hill Arsenal produced Confederate cavalry officer’s sword is one of the classics of all Confederate sabers. The arsenal was owned and run by L. T. Cunningham of Nashville, Tennessee and produced several types of swords. This example closely resembles the Nashville Plow Works saber in design. Unlike the Plow Works design, the College Hill saber has a large block letter “C S A” on the underside of the guard and an iron back strap instead of brass. Plain blade with a single unstopped fuller. Crudely cast brass guard & knuckle bow featuring a block “C S A” on the underside of the guard. Five branch guard joins the knuckle bow at the midpoint becoming a single branch before entering the pommel. Iron back strap/pommel cap with an iron capstan rivet. Brass wire wrapped leather grip. Iron scabbard with brass scabbard rings and iron suspension rings.