Sterling Silver Confederate Leech & Rigdon “CS” Spur Civil War Relic Pendant
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!! All details of this button's design are sharp and crisp in the execution of the silver pendant replica. Instead of the normal bail used on most pendants, this pendant utilizes the spur strap section as a bail alternative. The pendant is uniquely crafted with long-term wear in mind and is very well made. The chain openings both measure 5mm x 4mm, allowing the pendant to accommodate a very substantial chain. If you are in need of a nice sterling silver chain on which to wear the pendant, please check out my other listings. My recommended chain style for my pendant line is a 2.5 mm diameter sterling silver wheat style chain. I have two listings: one for a 20" wheat and one for an 18". This is a unique pendant design that you will not find anywhere else! Shipping is $7.10 in the United States. (Other destinations will require a calculation on shipping). INTERNATIONAL BUYERS– PLEASE NOTE: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. Any purchases made within the State of Virginia must also include 5.3% Virginia State Sales tax. I am offering a 14 day return policy if not fully satisfied for any reason. For return, customer is responsible for return shipping cost. Please e-mail me with any questions that you may have BEFORE BIDDING. IF YOU LIKE THIS PENDANT DESIGN, PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON MY OTHER LISTINGS, AS I HAVE BEGUN THE PROCESS OF CREATING AN ENTIRE LINE OF METAL DETECTING AND TREASURE HUNTING-THEMED PENDANTS AND RINGS. I will periodically be adding additional designs to the line as I have time to design and create the master models. Thanks for viewing my listing!