A spectacular one of a kind sword, it follows no prescribed style but rather is made in a “free hand style” as a testimony to an individual officers’ worth by those presenting it. The hilt is solid silver, the scabbard is solid silver and the whole is both uniquely cast and finely engraved in a watch makers engraving style. This sword was ordered through Horstmann & Sons but was undoubtedly partially made by a jeweler as it is not a Horstmann style. The blade is W&C from the firm of Kirshbaum and Company, in a spearpoint style. This sword is a Southern presentation to 1st Lt. WM H. Davis. He was a Georgia Officer and was presented with it in 1850 by the Republican Blues which were originally formed in 1808. The sword was presented to Davis as a member of the company who had joined in 1828 and risen through the ranks to second in command. In 1861 he commanded Davis’s Company of Olmstead’s Regiment of the 1st Georgia Volunteers duiring the Civil War, serving at Fort Pulaski and various other locdations along the Georgia coast. He passed in 1866 in Savannah. This sword is spectacular in the quality of the silver casting and the beautiful intrecate overall engraving. The ivory grip is also a wonderful mellow color. It deserves to be in a fine collection among other truly fine Militaria or even objects of fine art—this is a great sword. 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.