26 January 2023

Regulation 1872 pattern saber for mounted officers of artillery. The number of mounted artillery officers was greatly reduced in the postwar army, most artillerymen being assigned to coastal and garrison duty. Regulation pattern with gilt brass hilt, wire wrapped sharkskin grip, etc. Blade pad in place. Geometric scrolls etched on both sides. Obverse with "Bent & Bush Boston Mass." etched on false ricasso. Eagle with motto ribbon underneath and US shield above. Obverse with a trophy of arms above and "C.G. Lake" in central panel. Hilt is British style with stepped pommel and checkered thumb rest. Scabbard bright with deeply cast drag with sun and rays, and ring mounts with floral designs. Lake does not show up among US officers in Heitman and likely a state officer. Sword comes with attached tag signed by Flayderman and dated 1956 with description giving Medicus provenance. CONDITION: Near mint. Excellent wrap and wire, lots of gilt, bright blade with vivid etching. Just scattered very tiny speckling to the plated finish of the scabbard body.


Blade Length: 31 - 3/4"Overall Length: 36 - 3/4"


Acquired awhile ago via auction

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Answered within 2 days
By Gregory
Jan 28, 14:01 UTC
Fair Market Value
$500 - $1,000 USD
Suggested Asking Price $700 USD
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Dear Brandon,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. My sincere apologies for the delay with the appraisal.

The presented object appears to be a U.S. Regulation M 1872 pattern saber for mounted officers of artillery by "Bent & Bush Boston Mass.". This sword has the possession engraving to officer "C.G.LAKE" and comes with a scabbard. A paper label signed by Norm Flayderman and dated 1956 indicates that this sword comes from the Philip Medicus Collection.
Comparable objects were recently offered and sold on the international auction market.
This piece is in good condition and no severe damage is visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 500 to 1.000 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,

Brandon chojnacki Jan 28, 14:12 UTC

I received an email saying my item has been appraised but I don’t see any information anywhere?

Brandon chojnacki Jan 29, 04:43 UTC

Hello? There is no appraisal for my item like I paid for. The email I received says it is completed.

Nick cline Mar 21, 04:40 UTC


If the sword is available for sale, please let me know. My email is [email protected]

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