Fakes, reproductions, replicas,
an investigative report, by Harry Ridgeway 


Fakes, reproductions, replicas,
Swords & sabers by Conning

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Conning was a well known Confederate manufacturer.  Any swords from this maker are rare and expensive.


F1121     Conning sword
   
"AUCTION IS FOR A VERY RARE CIVIL WAR PERIOD JAMES CONNING MADE PRESENTATION SWORD. THIS IS A VERY SCARCE MAKERS MARK FOR A SWORD AND IT IS ALSO A PRESENATION SWORD WHICH IS ALL ENGRAVED ON THE BRASS GUARD OF THE HANDLE. I BOUGHT THIS PIECE LAST YEAR AT A ESTATE SALE ALONG WITH MANY OTHER RELICS AND ANTIQUES. PLEASE EMAIL WITH ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING, US SHIPPING WILL BE $25.00, ALL SALES ARE FINAL W/ NO RETURNS

Source: ebay auction by vintage_comics_and_collectibles 6/29/06, CIVIL WAR PERIOD JAMES CONNING MADE PRESENTATION SWORD ORIGINAL 1862, ENGRAVED: LT. N.F. TENN 1862 IN HANDLE Item number: 250003022813

Editor note:  This seller sells on ebay auction under "Private Auction"It is highly doubtful this piece can be shown to be authentic.


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