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SOLD at 2012 Apr 22 @ 03:41UTC-6 : CST/MDT
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31 inch double edge blade, with gold washed etching on each side, "RIDABOCK/& Co/NEW YORK,/N.Y." etched on the left ricasso above a "GERMANY" stamp, and the text "Presented to Capt. J.A. Bell,/by Co.D 22nd Reg't N.G.N.Y./Sept. 30th, 1899." etched on the right side of the blade. Gilt brass hilt, with extensive raised decoration, a 2 branch guard and a ribbed bone grip. With a nickel finished metal scabbard, outfitted with gold washed, cut-through engraved throat, suspension band and tip. Mustered into Federal service for the Civil War, the 22nd was a component of the "Iron Brigade of the East", which saw action during the Fredericksburg Campaign. The 22nd was later reformed for Stateside duty during the Spanish-American War. Captain Bell has not yet been identified.
Condition: Very fine, with some light spotting on the blade, which also has well defined etching and over 95% of the original gold finish. The hilt is fine, with a fine dark patina on the visible brass, and mild handling marks overall. Some light spotting and a mixed, frosted color are visible on the scabbard.