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This light cavalry officer’s sword was made in Richmond, Virginia by renowned sword makers, Edwin Boyle and Thomas Gamble.
I believe this pattern is an example of the earliest production by Boyle & Gamble as they transitioned from Boyle, Gamble and Macfee, because it has the early Boyle, Gamble and Macfee leather scabbard, and the Boyle, Gamble and Macfee unfullered, flat blade, but the hilt found on the Boyle and Gamble enlisted cavalry swords.
The sword is in nearly pristine condition. It comes from the collection of a man that has spent the last forty years aggressively seeking the finest Boyle & Gamble swords in existence and this is the best of this pattern that he found in those forty years.