This listing is for a very unique, hand-made sterling silver pendant, designed for Civil War relic hunters, metal detecting enthusiasts and history buffs in-general. My name is Leonard Short and I have combined my two careers of goldsmith/jewelry designer and artifact restoration to create a line of metal detecting jewelry. This pendant is a precision replica, modeled from a rare Confederate manufactured “CS” marked spur. The original spurs of this variety are a relatively rare and highly sought after artifact among collectors. The originals were manufactured by the Tennessee firm of Memphis Novelty Works, later known as Leech & Rigdon. Thomas Leech and George Rigdon manufactured primarily swords for the Confederacy, but also produced accoutrement plates for the belts that accompanied the swords as well as various other items, (such as these spurs) needed by the equipment-starved Confederacy. The firm was originally located in Memphis, Tennessee, but in May 1862, they relocated to Columbus, Mississippi because of the fear of Memphis being captured by the Federal troops. This pendant has been carefully modeled usin an original spur and has the characteristic embossed “CS” on the back of the spur’s main body and two embossed stars, one on each side, just behind the spur strap bars. The pendant also features a fully functioning rowel that spins.
This pendant is NOT an actual Civil-War period artifact!!
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