πŸ₯‡ BANNER Civil war Sword found

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20191215_123857.jpg I found this sword yesterday and was hoping to confirm it being a U.S cavalry .
I found it on a rock outcrop overlooking the river on my property . it was only in the ground 2'' deep and overloaded my machine with an iron tone.
I took these pic with my phone as soon as I figured out what it was.
I 'm seeking advice on how to clean or preserve it.
keep in mind it is stuck in the scabbard and soaking may not work because it can't be rinsed properly I have it setting in the area of the woodstove in an effort to remove all the moisture.
dig those large iron signals guys , the next one may be something good.. DSCN2476.jpg 20191215_123549.jpg 20191215_122946.jpg DSCN2475.jpg
 
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thanks for the advice , I know I need to do something but fear soaking it and not being able to rinse the blade and only making things worse .
 

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I had to come back for a second look and post a Banner vote for it. Good luck!
 
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thanks for the banner vote GaRebel1861 I was just down stairs fondling the sword and could hear sand rolling back and forth in the scabbard .
I sure hope to get it out of the scabbard without doing any harm .
 

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Fantastic FIND !!!! 50 % automatic transmission fluid and 50% Acetone will soak and help remove the sword. Good luck and PLEASE keep us UPDATED !!
 

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Great find and great save! My Banner vote is submitted.
 

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Man what a great find . I would talk to an expert or some one at a museum or a university that this is there specialty at preserving this banner find. electrolysis may take some time but it would be worth it.
 

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This is amazing. I hope you can get the sword out and it is in good condition! Banner for sure!
 
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Thanks for the banner votes guys . I fear getting any liquid in the scabbard and then still not getting the sword out and having a huge mess on my hands. wd-40, vinegar trans + acetone all seem like they would help free the sword BUT what if they don't?
 

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Then get a rope hook ur to truck and tree and hit the gas, lol in all honesty if it doesn't come apart from WD it was never meant to come out Haha
 

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Incredible find, unfortunately removing the sword from the scabbard will most likely destroy the scabbard. I think I would just wash it off, leave it as is and enjoy it, I think it looks great the way it is. Congratulations!
 

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I’d try some crows oil, run it down the inside of scabbard, and let it sit. Or you could try laying the entire sword minus the delicate pieces in a small tote full of WD or Crows oil. I’ve had amazing luck with it.
 

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Incredible find. Holy crap. A Civil War sword? I vote banner as well!! Thanks for sharing with us.
 

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How many bullets or buttons did you find around the area of that cool sword?
 

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I like what Fullstock said, leave it as is rather than risking any damage to the rest of it. Great Save :thumbsup: Banner!
 
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DSCN2477.jpg Too late , while you were on here I was going for it and am happy to report success in removing the scabbard .
I'm very happy with the sword as it has just a little rust and is still pretty dang sharp.

I sprayed WD 40 and tapped on the iron tang with a nylon hammer. then wrapped the tang in electrical tape and clamped with vice grips .
tap, spray ,very light heat and repeat over and over. well guys DSCN2478.jpg here it is.
 

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Boy that thing saw very little action. I don’t see any burrs, or marks on the blade where it may have been swung in battle. Is the blade engraved or plain?
 

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