This spectacular presentation grade Clauberg Cavalry Officers Saber was presented to Captain Pryor of the 6th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. Clauberg Swords except perhaps for those made by Tiffany, generally exhibited the most embellishment of Civil War swords in America during the Civil War. Typically they have very tastefully assembled elements that add up to beautiful swords. This Clauberg Cavalry Officer’s saber is one of the finer examples of Clauberg Art where all of the separate elements add up to an exceptional presentation grade saber. Depicted and detailed on pages 156 and 157 of Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers this saber has the rarely seen grip of carved mother of pearl studded overall with gold 5 pointed stars that are wonderfully set off against the sparkling white grip. The guard is fancy embellished and engraved, deeply cast and finished in glittering gold. The pommel has a “yung frau’s face” and the tang is covered by an eagle about to take flight. The guard is further embellished by a foliated shell counter guard at the blade ricasso, which is a design element seen on only the highest grade Clauberg swords. The blade is very unusual having a deep double fuller design to the tip, with gold wash in the etching background. The scabbard likely made of German silver is finished in gilt with wide foliated deeply cast and embellished mounts, boot style drag and is presentation engraved on the body between the mounts on the obverse side. Captain Pryor had a fine Civil War history as does the 6th Ohio and this saber is coupled with a photograph of Captain Pryor and other officers of the Regiment. THIS SWORD IS FROM THE RICHARD JOHNSON COLLECTION WHICH HAS ITS OWN SECTION ON THIS WEBSITE. TO SEE THE ENTIRE COLLECTION, RETURN TO THE HOME PAGE AND CLICK ON THE GREEN, "RICHARD JOHNSON" ICON.