21-09-06 Beyond rare, this sword is truly and literally unique. This is the only one of this pattern in existence inscribed by Clauberg. It has been in my personal collection for over forty years.
This heavy horseman’s saber is deeply and professionally engraved “W. Clauberg Solingen Pattern Presented to the United States May 1862”
Wilhelm Clauberg was a sword maker and steel manufacturer in the Gasstrasse in Solingen, Prussia. His firm supplied edged weapons to most of the civilized world throughout the 19th century. The firm’s origins date back to around 1810. The numbers of swords Clauberg supplied to the Union Army is incalculable. Surviving specimens would seem to indicate that Clauberg was likely the most prolific supplier from Solingen.
My belief is that this model sword was an obsolete Prussian pattern and that Clauberg had access to many thousands of them. Being inexpensive surplus weapons, Clauberg was hoping to cash-in by selling thousands to the US Army for cavalry use.
Since this pattern is not known to have been issued to US troops, we can surmise that the Ordnance Department did not approve this pattern. This sword surfaced in Detroit forty years ago. It is one of my favorite finds and is an important piece of Civil War history. I would love this to find a new good home… but I am just as happy to keep it on my collection-room wall.
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