CIVIL WAR Non-Regulation BAKER & McKENNEY Marked M1860 HEAVY CAVALRY Saber
With BRASS HILT and IRON SCABBARD
Here we present an antique Civil War Era Baker & McKenney Marked Non-Regulation Model 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber, made circa 1864-65 likely in the Solingen, Germany. Baker & McKenney of New York was founded in January of 1864 by Laura Baker, widow of military goods dealer John A. Baker, and former employee James McKenney. These were independently manufactured, likely in Germany, and offered for private sale by Baker & McKenney. This would have been carried into battle, especially by those who fought on horseback.
The overall length is 40-1/2 inches, with a 34-3/4 inch blade. The ricasso is marked “B-M” with the maker’s mark worn off above it. The maker’s marking was possibly P.D. Luneschloss of Solingen, a very well-known maker. This sword sports a brass hilt, a wire wrapped wooden grip and an iron scabbard.
The overall condition is good. This example has maintained a bright blade. The hilt is solid throughout. Most of the leather on the grip has shipped away. Some wiggle is present in the brass wire. “B&M” is marked on the left ricasso. Good scabbard.
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Overall condition as seen in photos.
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