CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE AUGUSTA ARSENAL PIKE/SPEAR/LANCE For Sale
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CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE AUGUSTA ARSENAL PIKE/SPEAR/LANCE:
For your offerding consideration we present you withaAuthentic Civil War Era, Maker Marked,Confederate Pike/Spear/Lance made atAugusta Arsenal and itsin PRISTINE, NON DUG condition.This isone heck of anAMAZINGConfederate Pike used throughout the War Era by Rebel Soldiers and this particular Pike has some VERY "UNIQUE"Provenance with it. As shown above, we placed a few pics of this EXACT Pike Photgraphed in theReference book called,"Warman's Civil War Collectibles" and as shown in pics above, you can see this Pike has some SPECIFIC details which Proves its that Pikepictured inthe book just mentioned.If you refer to the 2nd pic above, you'll see that one side of this Pike has a small indention, or wear spot within the tip portion of the blade and the one shown in Warman's book is EXACTLY the same way. But what proves this even more is the fact that the one in the book has 5, light colorPatina spots WITHIN that"Indention" areaof the Pikes tip and you can see these Same 5spots in this Pike were offeringhere. As most of you know, there is NO way to reproduce that patina effect as it takes 140 plus years to produce.PLEASE refer to that2nd pic for better details, and Be sure to pay close attention tothe other Reference book pics this way you can pickout specific patina spots, pitting, etc, this wayyou can see these are the SAME, IdenticalPikes. Now, a few years ago, we traveled to a Civil War Show in Fredericksburg Virginia, at the Expo Center, which we try and visit every year and we met oneof the nicest Dealers we have ever came across inALL our travels....his name was Billy and he is a VERY, WELL-Known Civil War Dealer. He had thisConfederate Augusta Arsenal Pike and we fell in lovewith it, therefore we purchased it from him for $2100.00 dollars...he then sold us a few other relics for our personal collection and then hetold us how this Pike was featured in a couple civil warbooks, however, we couldn't understand him as he has a speech problem, but we weren't sureas to which books they were and later we found out this"Warman's" book was one of them. We did Not get any papers from himstating this, so this is why we want you to Pick out certain specifics within the book pics and the pics we have provided here for you, so you can see these are Exactly the same Pikes. Another detail which can't be mistaken is on the VERY end of one of the polestraps, which these are the 2 thin pieceslocated just below the Pikes guard,on either side of the Pikes Tang,there'sa small bend to the very end of that polestrap andyou can see this Exact same bend in the 3rd picture from theTop therein Warman'sRef. book listing. But Nothingshows More PROOF then that smallWear spot, which curves slightly inwards towards the middle of the blade and the first 2 Warmanbook pics show this verywell and that wear spot in the book is on the bottom edge, same as it is inour2nd photographshown above. If you look at that second Warmanpic above, you'll see a small piece of the guard at the bottom of the picture, that guard's tipisinline with the indention orWear spot, whichwere speaking of here. AndI point this outjust encase someone can't see what were talking about. We do Guarantee forLife this is the SAMEPike as shown in Warman's Civil War Collectibles book, the 2003 edition. If younotice in those same ref. book pics, this Pike sold for $1,195.00 dollarsand that was in 2003! As most of you know, these relics Never decrease in price and with this being the year of the 150th Civil War Anniversary, items of this sort have doubled in price, especially when you can find one with history as this one has. Now, we DON'T expect this to be doubled in price here on of course, butif the winner has the time to sell this at acivil war show or to a private dealer, then they would DEF. make agreat profit. We fell upon some hard times within our family and now were taking careof one of ourkids as well as our grandkids, so, we HAVE to part with this RARE Confederate Piketo stay afloat, plus our grandkids want a summer vacation, so were putting the money from this very Pike towards that summervacation.This Pike hasbeen displayed in our collection since we purchased it from Billy and it has Never beentaken out of that sealed case until we photographed it for this listing, then we placed it back in the display case until it sells,at which time will remove it for the final time.As the book states above,thisConfederate Augusta Arsenal Pike Head is Complete with Retainer Bands and rivets still in place. Wooden Pike Handle was either burnt out or rotted away. Metal pieces are all in attached position as shown above.And these parts areALL in solid condition and have NEVER been messed with, taken apart or cleaned in anyway.The rivets are firmly intact and they are NOTweak in anyway and I say this because one may think they are not strong, but these are rather big rivets orpins that would take a GREAT deal of force to break.The tops of these pins STILL have the File marks throughout from when this Pike was originally placed on a Wooden, Ash Pole and thisis a GREAT bonus. Now, keep in mind, these rivets/pins would NOT have been placed on here UNLESS this Pike head was ATTACHED to a wooden pole at one time or another, and thisis a VERY important detail thatHelps prove this Pike hasSEEN Battle use. Another is details throughout this pike which will explain now.This Pikehas been inBattle and SEEN ACTION as there's a small bend within the structure of theblade that normally takes place when the Soldier has held his ground and rammed the Pike into a horse's chest. Which that may sound awful, but thats Exactly what these pikeswere mainly used for. The Soldier would hold the long wooden pole at a angle towards the fast approaching,enemy upon horseback, andhis one foot would be pressed at the very butt endof the pole, many timesthis butt was pushed in the ground at the base of a rock for more security, then the Soldierheld thepolewith hishands at this angle, then when the Union Soldier approached on Horseback, the Pike would slam through theHorse's chest, bringing the Soldierto the ground for a more,equal fightingposition. Normally though, the Rebel soldier would shoot or stab thatFallenUnion Soldier before he was able to get to his feet and more often then not, the Rebel Soldier that carried this Pike alsohad a 18" bowie knife on his side, which was used to finish off the Soldier as mentioned above. Now, this18"inch bladeknife were speaking ofwas ordered for troopscarrying a Pike Per the book by Rodney Brown, called, "American Polearms." It also says that on Feb.20th,1862, Joseph E. Brown wrote a letterthat he NEEDED these Pikes as well as a Side Knife eighteen inches blade, weighing about threepounds, to be madeby EVERY mechanic that was able toTurn them out and that anyone who could do this wouldbe supplied with thepatterns for making them.He goes on to mention how they needed large forces supplied with these two accouterments and he already had many of these pikes and knives, but he wanted TEN THOUSANDMore within the Next MONTH!That is truly amazing and this Confederate Pike we have here is one of those CONFEDERATE MADEtype of Pikes whichhe ordered to be made. Of course we have no idea if it was made during 1862 or if it was made before that in 1861, but with it havingcertain details which you'll read about next, we believe it was made AFTER he wrote this letter. Inthe NorthSouth Trader C.W. Price Guide 12 Edition, it mentions this Augusta Arsenal madepike and shows it as PLATE 106per Rodney Browns book, and that Plate can be found on Page 128 of American Polearms by Rodney Brown. This page showsseveral Augusta Arsenal made pikes with Diff. makermarks and itmentions directly under this picture that: "A group of CONFEDERATE GOVERMENT Pikes made at Augusta Arsenal." I'm pointing this out because MANY collectors believe these Pikes were made by local blacksmiths and they wereNot "Ordered"to be made by the Confederate Goverment, yet this style we have here WAS ordered to be made and its marked as such.Then the book goes on to mention different makers throughout the South, as well as Georgia, and how some of them marked these Pikes with their Manf. name, but some also marked them with only their Initials, but what was VERY interesting is how heSpecifically mentions the Augusta Arsenal Pike being marked with, "C.S.A, CSA & 11 Stars, CSA & 1 star on one side of the blade and the other side with a dotted outline of the Conf. Flag, also some witha single star, (the starswereNOT 5 pointed, but looked like asterisks, then some had Single dots and others withthe Letter "T" in a sunken cartouche." So, this shows how many diff. markings there was for this Confederate, Augusta Arsenal madePike. Now,it "Appears" to be a "V" marking on the one side of this Pike's Ricasso, however, it's actually 2 different maker marks, which were just mentioned above per the Rodney Brown book. The right side of that so called"V" marking,at the very top, is a RAISED Single"Dot" and then the left side, which makes the other portion of the so called"V" marking, has adot with ridges coming off it...this would be the STAR they were speaking of and it DOES look like a asterisks. This star asits called is pretty small as you can see above, and one will NEED a eye glass to see it perfectly, keep in mind, its beenworn down from age and use, but its DEFINTELY there.We doGUARANTEE 4 LIFEthat thismarking has the"Raised" single Dot that Rodney Brown's book says it should have, as well as that Star on the left side of what "Appears" to be a "V" marking. This is a MAJOR Bonus to this Pike asMANY of you know and its a GREAT find for us as we NEVER knew this until just now. We had Always thought this was just a marking that looked like a "V" and never considered taking our eye glass out to look at them.Butwe do want to point out, the star portion of this marking isn't as"Raised" as the single dot is.Both are there and we can clearly see them now that we know what to look for, but others may need an eye glass to clearlysee them, so please keep this in mind if your the lucky winner. Most Pikes are unmarked, atleast the ones we have run across over the years, sothis is a real treat for the winner and ANY Confederate, "Marked" Accouterment is EXTREMELY Rare these days, so Don't let this one get by you as you may NEVER seen another one like it! Now, MANY people "Like" to say how they don't believe Pikes were used very much in the War, yet Rodney Brown's book puts that theory to rest as he gives DOCUMENTED accounts of Regimentsbeing ordered to carry them, other C.W. Soldiers who saw them being carried by other Regiments, Soldiers whoused them and some that notedhow they saw these pikes beingcarried into battle within their diarys. MUCH MORE is mentioned withinhis book,which proves their usage throughout the War Period. Now, this Pike has a Very Uniform Patina throughout, same as the LIGHT Pitting throughout as shown above. The Patina throughout is a DARK color and almost looks like the Pike was "Blued"when it was made? Were not sure if it actually was, but weDO know that hundreds of these Accouterments WERE blued during the War Era, so this is something we wanted to point out just encase it was. And PLEASE don't mistake us and think this "may" have paint on it, as it does NOT, and this is guaranteed as always. Blade is Double Edged and from the Tip back about8 3/8" inches in length,these edges have MORE of an edge then mostswords would, and wereNOT saying they are Razor Sharp by ANY means, but the do have more of edge then most items. They will NOT cut you under normal handling, so please don't take us wrong here.The remainder of the blade gets thicker on the edges back to the ricasso. Blade has the high Median Ridge that runs down the Center of the Blade.If your holding thePikeAWAY from you with the side that has the Marking on the ricasso Facing UP, then the LEFT side of the blade, just below the tip has aSMALL wear spot that goes inwards about a 1/16th of an inch wide and this spot onlymeasures 2 1/2" inches long TOTAL. So, you can see, this worn spot in the blade is NOT hardly anything, but you can see it and this is what thePikehas in the Warman's book as mentioned throughout this Description. throughout Both sides of the blade and None of them are deep in anyway.This may have come from the Pike hitting bone, which may show it was used against a horse or several horses. Another GREAT detail the winnershould remember. Diamond shaped Guard is in Solid condition and has theSAME patina and pitting as the rest of this Pike has. Tang portion of this Pike has the Pole "Straps" still FIRMLY intact with the large Ferrule or Collar in great, solid condition and with nobends to this collar. There's a small bend to the end of "One" Pole strap, measuring LESS thena 1/8" of an inch wide, so VERY small andcould EASILY be bent back if one wanted. NUMEROUSFile marks throughout the ENTIRE Pike from its original construction. Rivets or Pins through the Pole Straps and Tang are Firmly intactand the heads are wider then the actual holes showing they were actually placed on this Pike to secure it tothe Wooden Ash Pole and you can see file marks throughout these Pins, especially the tops from when theyput this Pike Head on the Pole. We have NEVER cleaned, polished or anything to this Pike, soone could easily clean this up to make it look MUCH better if they wanted. We DON'T recommend ANY polishing of course, but this is always left up to the new owner. So, with ALL that said,here's a Once in a LIFETIME oppurtunity to own a Maker Marked,Confederate Made, Augusta Arsenal Pike in GREAT, SOLID condition throughout and the Pike still retains ALL its original parts from when it wasattached to a wooden Ash Pole during the Era.Quite possible the pole rotted or burned as the book mentions after the Soldierleft it behind during Battle, and we say this as many Soldiers did this because once they were shoved into the horse, and the horse fell,it broke the wooden pole, therefore the soldiers would leave them lay and continue fighting, or what happened many times during battle, the Soldiers wouldrun after the enemy, so this may be why the wooden pole is long gone today. Wish we knew what battle it took part in, but atleast weKNOW it was used and that means EVERYTHING when purchasing a Civil War Relic in our opinion.A Confederate Accoutermentlike this that can be PROVEN it was used is worth FAR more then one that CAN"T be Proven it was used, and there's NO question this Pike was used. Confederate Augusta Arsenal Pike measures 17 3/8" inches long OVERALL and the Blade ALONE measures 11 3/4" inches long. So, a LARGE Confederate Pike by Anyone's standards!The winner gets a LIFE TIME WARRANTY that Guarantee's this Civil WarPeriod, Confederate Augusta ArsenalMade Pikeis Authentic to the Civil War be a7 day sale with !!! And, YES, thats folks!!! We have hesitated for some time now about placing a reserve on this ONLY because of the amount of money we have wrapped up in it, but we also wantit tobe cherished by those that LOVE the Civil War and its History, therefore with this being the year of the 150th Anniversary, we decided to list this with as a way of saying Thank You to ALL of youWonderful ers that help usget by in these hard times by placing youroffers on our relicsand this alsomakes it Fair for EVERYONE to own a RARE piece of CONFEDERATE History. So, offerHard andGOOD LUCK to you ALL!!!!!!! Be sure to check out our other listings this week as we have some GREAT ones! You WON'T want to miss them, thats for sure! Please read our terms & conditionsbelow for this sale Listing.
I want to let everyone know that PER the NEW /Paypal Policy, New Sellers "HAVE" to wait for their "PaymentFunds/Money" for their "Sold" Products "UNTIL" the Customer/Buyer has received the item and left "POSITIVE" response for the Seller, otherwise, the Seller HAS to wait for 20 PLUS days to receive their money for that Particularsold item. As many of you know, in todays Horrible Economy, EVERY Penny is Precious, therefore, I want to KINDLY & RESPECTFULLYask ALL Customers to PLEASE leave Positive response for usSOON as you Possibly can, upon arrival of your newly purchased product this waywe don't have to wait for 20 plus days to receivethe money for the item you already have. I'm sure you can understand this and untilwe build areputable response score, this will be the case with Every sold item per their new rules. We will be Waiting for Your response FIRST and we have to do this in order to know you have recieved your package and your happy with it. Also, we were informed by a er that some buyers do Not like response, therefore, we do not want to upset anyone and this is anotherreason we wait for your response first.Then, one last reason we wait foryours first is, if we leave response for you and you decide that you don't want to leave it because you already have it from us, then we loose out and we NEED this response to build our reputation. Once we have builtenough response, we will remove this paragraph and leave response for ALL buyers soon as their payment clears.Then it won't matter,"As Much", if we recieve it or not, but we still hope everyone leaves it. Were VerySORRY we have toask everyone this, butwere sure you all can understand as these are hard times right now and this extra income is keeping our Family alive andwill"hopefully' turn into a FamilyBusinessour Grand children will run one day. Now,if at ANY time you have a problem with a purchased item, then PLEASE email us right awayso we can fix the issue for you. We WILL help in ANYWAY we possibly can,as we wantALL transactions to endwith aSMILE. Wedo encourage you all to read the new "Selling"rules at and paypal so you can see thisis Not something we've made up or something being done tojustus as this rule applys to EVERY "NEW"
We started this site as things are Hard inour family right now and without going into Great detail, were Grandparents of6, Parents of3 and were still raising5 of the9 in our home due to economic issues in their lives, then of course were"trying" to take care of ourselves as well.Withmyspouse & Ihaving jobs, its still not enough anymore, therefore we put all we had into starting a "Family" Business in which everyone can work together. We have our ENTIRE Family "picking" in their free time nowandwere spending each free moment of Our time"Picking"as well. We go to Farms, Homes, buildings, Flea Markets, Yard Sales, and sales in order to find You the Rarestand Most Unique Antiques available.Thats almost a Dozen people searching for rare collectables to list here on ! And I MUST say, that we have some VERY amazing Antiques to part with so Please continue watching our site as I'mSURE we'll have something you like. Feel free to email us anytime, Especially with any request you may have this way we can better serve our customers during our "picking" adventures. NO request is too Big or too small, so Please, don't hesitate to ask. I thank you ALL for taking the time to look at our site and please feel free to email us anytime once again. We willrespond to ALL emails within 72 hours as long as its a Business Day, but please keep in mind, we do work otherjobs, so your response may not come until the evening time.We dotry an check emails throughout the day whenever our jobs willallow us though. We hope you find something you likewhilevisiting our store and Please keep checkingback as werejust starting to listthese antiquesand we plan to list items EVERYDAY for some time.We'll be starting with a Great deal of Civil War Memorabilia to celebrate this years Anniversary, then will move into early items as well as some BEAUTIFUL Furniture!Please let us know how were doing as your comments will help us better serveYou.God
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- UNITED STATES/DOMESTIC SHIPPING :Three (3) shipping methods will be offered for Every Domestic Purchase. Please choose the one that best suits you.
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- HANDLING / INSURANCE FEES:We DO NOT charge ANY Handling Fee’s!!! However, the Handling Fee Option is used to cover the cost of Insurance for ALL"U.S." packages that reach $75.00 dollars and up. If you’re a Domestic Customer and would like your package insured even though it’s LESS then $75.00, then please email me BEFORE or During your Payment Process. Cost of Insurance is determined by the Final Sale Price, this is why ALL Customers receive a revised invoice “After” the Listing ENDS. Feel free to email if you have “any” questions/concerns. Please keep in mind I have NO way of knowing the final sale price of ANY Listing, therefore the cost of shipping on EVERY item is ONLY an ESTIMATE, this is why I ask you to wait for the revised invoice AFTER the sale Ends. If you pay BEFORE I send you the “Revised” Invoice then the cost may be Much Higher, which in turn will leave YOU upset and that will result in ME getting bad response which I can Not afford. PLEASE understand I have informed you of this UPFRONT so if you don’t follow this method, then Please don’t Punish me for that.
- WORLDWIDE / INTERNATIONALSHIPPING: ONLY Priority or Express Shipping methods will be used for “ANY” Non U.S. Resident. This is in compliance with ’s New Policy. Per USPS.com only “Certain” International Buyers will have the option of “including” insurance for their order. Please read ALL Terms and Conditions @ USPS.com so you’ll be up to date with ALL Policy’s for your shipping needs. If Insurance Coverage is something you wish to have, PLEASE email me PRIOR to offerding/making a purchase. ANY package costing $250.00 or More will ONLY be shipped by EXPRESS Shipping Methods. NO edged weapon will be sold to any state,country, region that does Not allow them and this is up to the customer to know this. No edged weapon will be sold to any person's under the legal age for owning such an item.
- Most countries charge some form of customs duties, taxes, VAT, or brokerage fees on items being shipped from the USA.
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- We will not risk our ability to do business by falsifying any portion of the customs documents. We declare all winning offers Per their Final Sale. We reserve the right to notify and State and Federal authorities if we are requested to falsify federal documents.
COMBINED S/H DISCOUNT: I WILL Combine all items won in any 7 day period “IF” I’m able too. Combined items May require larger boxes then individual packages, therefore this could change the shipping due to the “Added” weight & the increase in Insurance. CERTAIN Domestic packages are to be insured, therefore Additional “Won” items will INCREASE the Insurance Value as well as the Weight, which in turn increases the packages overall cost. You are in compliance with this when offerding on more then one item in any 7 day period as no “SET” shipping price can be determined until ALL listings have ended. Email the Seller if you have questions.
No Edged Weapon will be sold to ANY Person's under the age of 18!!! ALL LAWS MUST & WILL BE FOLLOWED AT ALL TIMES!
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