Fine quality and large proportions placing it among the production of officer’s swords for Civil War service and presentation afterward. 27 ½” d.e. blade of much heavier proportions that usually found. The base marked C Roby & Co. W Chelmsford MASS. That address was not used after 1867 when Roby lost ownership of the company. See Man at Arms, Jan/Feb 1980 p.21 by noted historian John D Hamilton. The blade further decorated with Masonic and decorative devices and owner’s name, Sebastian C Kiene. Kiene is recorded as High Priest in Buffalo NY, 1877-80. He is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo. The hilt and scabbard equally elegant and of finest workmanship with hand engraved detail. The blade virtually mint. Scabbard with minor wear to the silvered finish. Of all Templar swords, only a handful are of this quality and early workmanship. This and the following two are from an old collection and the only three we have encountered.

Stock Number: FNS9667

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