This Confederate Light Artillery Sabre was the product of Louis Froelich, produced in Kenansville, North Carolina. His operation was known as the Confederate States Armory. The blade is full-length at 32 inches retaining distinctive waves, being hand forged. This examples scabbard still retains it's original red lacquer finish. The leather wrap grip is original and held in place by iron wire.The scabbard has heavy brass mounts, typical for this patterns construction.After the fall of the Arsenal at Harpers Ferry to Confederate forces in April of 1861, plans were made to relocate the rifle making machinery to new workshops at the Fayetteville Arsenal. Arms manufacturing machinery from Harpers Ferry was installed in October 1861, and the arsenal became a major supplier of small arms to the Confederacy. The principal armament was known as the Fayetteville Rifle. At its peak, the arsenal produced 500 rifles per month and various numbers of other ordnance, cartridges, swords and bayonets. An exceptional condition Confederate Light Artillery Saber.
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