Rare Civil War U.S. Army Issue Spade Carrier and Spade
Rare Civil War U.S. Army Issue Spade Carrier and Spade – This Civil War army issue spade carrier is in near mint and unissued condition and is accompanied by a Civil War, U.S. issue spade, in fine condition, as well. These spade carriers are very rarely seen; this example is clearly inspector marked on the blade sheath. All leather is of the russet brown type, as seen in Civil War U.S. issue artillery belts and tube pouches. All iron roller buckles retain their black japanning. The spade is clearly marked with the “US” on the handle, and the blade is attached to the foot rests via hammered and peened bars, typical of the Civil War spades.