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SWORD AND CANTEEN CARRIED BY BENJAMIN OTTEN 3RD MISSOURI CAVALRY
Item #: JR1
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Tiffany marked imported British pattern 1821 enlisted cavalry saber and canteen carried by Benjamin Otten of the 3rd Missouri Cavalry. On the scabbard is an old museum label reading " Saber property of Benjamen Otten Co. K 3rd Mo. VC." The canteen has the cloth cover that has been painted over and has a more modern tag with the identification. The sword is a British pattern type 2 model 1821 enlisted cavalry saber of approximately 12,000 imported by Tiffany in 1861 and 1862. These type 2 examples are believed to have been manufactured in Germany by either S&K of Soligen or P.D.L.
Benjamin Otten enlisted in October 1861 in St. Louis Missouri in company K of the 3rd Missouri Cavalry. According to records he served the duration of the war and mustered out in March of 1865. My research finds him living in Tiger Fork Missouri in 1890.
The sword is in attic condition with a deep dark uncleaned patina on all metal parts. The blade is dark and has an overall mottled surface rust appearance with one nick. The leather grips and twisted wire wrap are intact with some scuffing and wear on the leather.
The canteen appears to have been painted over and still retains the original pewter spout that has been painted gold. The surface on one side has cracking in the cover where rust has eroded through. All in all, an interesting grouping from a Missouri trooper.
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Item # JR1
Your Price $2,495.00 USD

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