It's a saber brass scabbard tip, likely a French import

June 17, 2016



This was an easy one for many of you.  Civil War saber brass scabbard tip.  The end sometimes was referred to as a "sword drag" and this one shows sign of dragging the ground.  You can see some of the different types in the antique illustration. 


This particular example has been identified as a likely French imported Confederate piece.  Its provenance lends credence to that identification. It was discovered on the site of a Nathan Bedford Forest temporary camp. Also found in the camp were an early war Memphis Novelty Works / Leech and Rigdon Confederate tongue and wreath buckle and CS side loader 12-pound cannonball. -Sal

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