KANE MANOR AUCTION: Real Estate, Antiques, Paintings, Furniture, Historical & Military Artifacts
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Elisha Kent Kane in Naval uniform.General Thomas Kane Kane Manor Auction
230 Clay Street, Kane, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, September 27, 2003
10:00 a.m.

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Previews:  Sunday, September 21, noon-3:00 p.m.
Friday, September 26, 2:00-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 27, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Antiques, Paintings, Prints, Furniture, Historical & Military Artifacts, Real Estate, Bed & Breakfast Inn

Robert J. Connelly, Auctioneer - PA Auctioneer's License AU-002261-E

Swords Selling At Noon

Presentation Sword of Navy Surgeon Elisha Kent Kane, scabbard inscribed:

Presented to Surgeon Elisha K. Kane, U.S. Navy By his Friends and Fellow Citizens of The City of Philadelphia in honor of his gallantry when bearer of dispatches to the Commander in Chief. On assuming the command of his casual escort at Nopaluca, Mexico - of his skill and intrepidity on leading it to a charge on a body of Mexican Lancers which resulted in the capture of two Generals, other officers and men - and of his noble humanity on inter-posing his own person in the heat of battle to save the lives of his wounded prisoners from an infuriated soldiery.

The blade is 28 1/2 inches long; the blade and scabbard together are 35 1/4 inches long. The scabbard is gold gilt with a highly engraved handle. The hilt has a snake coiled around the handle with cabochon jeweled eyes and ormolu mounts. No maker marks evident, probably French.

Handle of Elisha Kane's Presentation Sword Tip Of Sheath of Elisha Kane's Presentation Sword Engraved Copy on the front of Elisha Kane's Presentation Sword Engraved Copy on the back of Elisha Kane's Presentation Sword
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Samurai Katana Sword, signed Kanenaka. Kanenaka worked in the Echizen Province 1681-1688 and was the last of the Kanemoto School. This is a Mino School style blade with San-Bon-Sugi Temper Line. It has a 27 3/4 inches cutting edge. There is wear in the ridgeline 3/8 inches long, and other minor pitting and stains. There are no chips, but there is a slight bend at mid-blade. This is a World War II Gunto (Army) mounted sword, with a pierced tsuba (hand guard), full same handle (manta ray), with no wraps or menuki. Catalogued by AAA member, Charles Heesh, a Japanese sword appraiser.

Samurai Sword handle Samurai Sword tang, both sides, one side inset
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