Civil War US Naval Officer Model 1852 Sword By W.H. Horstmann
Item #: DROL880
Click on an image to enlarge
Here is a Civil War US Naval Officer Model 1850 Sword By W.H. Horstmann. The blade of this sword was manufactured by the firm of William H. Horstmann and Sons of Philadelphia. Horstmann, a well-known sword retailer and importer. Horstmann imported and assembled the blades with grips and then applied his blade address on the ricasso.

Sword has a single-edged, slightly curved, engraved blade that measures 30.50 inches long with a 23.50 inch long stopped fuller and 15.00 inch narrow fuller. Both flats of the blade exhibit intricately etched floral decorations along with military motifs. All etching is covered with old gold gilt down the blade. Manufacturer’s mark, "W H. HORSTMANN / & SONS / PHILADELPHIA” is read in three lines at the obverse ricasso. Starting at the blade’s obverse ricasso is a foliate design that incorporates a military motifs. Reverse blade has the "U.S.N.” markings on blade center with similar engravings. Has the original leather washer.

The cast brass hilt is similar to a Model 1850 foot officer’s sword and displays an open worked floral guard with a single band integrated into the knucklebow. Leather grips are good with light scuffing. The Shark Skin Grips secured with twisted brass wire that is tight and strong. Quillon face exhibits a dolphins head. Pommel shows a domed cap with a droop wing eagle surrounded by stars. All brass has acquired a light patina overall.


Order Information

Please contact us if you have any questions before you place an order. 770-633-5034

Terms of Sale

All items are described to the best of our ability. Remember that the only true experts died 100 years ago. If we make a mistake we will make it right. It is always best to call and reserve an item as most of them are unique. We do out best to keep the web-site up-to-date but sometimes items sell out at a show and aren't removed immediately. After you place your order and receive confirmation from Dixie Relics. The item will be held for 7 days for the payment to arrive. If payment is not received within 7 days the item will be placed back for sale. Please call between 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM Eastern Time. A minimum charge of $8.00 will be added to cover shipping. Items can be shipped FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. Georgia residents must include 7% sales tax. All items are 100% GUARANTEED. If for any reason you are unhappy with the relic just return it UNALTERED within 5 days for a refund minus shipping charges and restocking fee of 6%. Layaways can be arranged on items over $100. Layaway terms are; 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days with balance due in full in 60 days. Due to time factors there are no refunds or price discounts on layaways. Only 1 item may be in lay-a-way at a time unless approved by Dixie Relics. We reserve the right to refuse service to rude people. We are always buying and trading so feel free to make an offer. Thanks for stopping by! Steve and Melody Strickland.

Payment Information

Checks, Money Orders , Major Credit Cards , Layaway


I guarantee all my items to be authentic and as described. All items are Guaranteed to be Authentic without time limit to the original purchaser for the price purchased as long as the item is accompanied by the original receipt or bill of sale.

Shipping Information

We use the United States Postal Service or FedEx for all shipping. Insurance is included in all shipping costs to protect your item. We am happy to combine items to reduce the shipping cost please let us know if you have placed multiple orders.

Copyright © 2019 Dixie Civil War Relics All Rights Reserved. Contact: with questions or comments with this site. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the Dixie Civil War Relics User Agreement and Privacy Policy. For question

If you have ordered or are considering ordering an antique weapon or artifact from our website please be advised that these artifacts and antique weapons are sold strictly as collectible antiques.

We strongly recommends that these artifacts be enjoyed and appreciated for their historical significance and not ever fired. By ordering you are acknowledging these facts, warnings and assume full responsibility for your personal actions with regard to them.

We DO NOT sell modern firearms , all our inventory is pre 1898 and are classified by the ATF as antiques and require no government paperwork to own.