I don't know if anyone has mentioned it, but there is a "Blade Show" coming up in Atlanta, Ga.. I just thought someone might be interested in it, as I am sure they will have swords and makers of all types including Civil War swords. Here is the info:
Atlanta Blade Show is June 4th, 5th, & 6th at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.
Open to the public Friday from 2:00 - 7:00 PM, Saturday from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, and Sunday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM..
Admission: $10 per day, $15 for two-day pass, and $20 for three day pass.
The website for the Blade Show is http://www.krause.com/shows.
Like I said, I figured all you hyborean world warriors and surfers might be interested in it.