Old South Military Antiques

Relic McElroy Artillery Sword
Item #: OS-7036

The sword shown here is believed to have been made by W. J. McElroy in Macon, Georgia. Both E. J. Johnston and W. J. McElroy manufactured swords in Macon, and Johnstonproduced a nearly, but not quite, identical artillery sword which is found sheathed in an identical scabbard. Because of the similarity of the two, and that these two makers are known to have shared craftsmen, it is generally assumed that the sword shown here was made by McElroy, even though no maker marked examples have come to light.

This is example is in relic condition, but as a relic, very nice. The edge of the blade has been hit with a file to take off the edge which had become jagged with rust. The grip remains tight.