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1796 Style Officer’s Cavalry Saber Sword

A very handsome 1796 Officer’s cavalry saber and scabbard with reverse “P” guard, black leather and wire wrapped grip with what is very nearly a pistol pommel extension, and plain langets. The hilt is iron with no ears on the backstrap, and the hilt may have originally been blued. The curved blade has a pronounced clipped point. The strongly curved blade is decorated with blue and gold, with generic decorations of florals, vines, and trophies of arms with no national distinctions. There is no scabbard.

Condition: The sword is in very good condition. The grip is excellent, retaining all of its leather and two strands of twisted wire. The hilt is dark with areas of old rust. The blade retains most of its bright blue and gold, with some fading, and some rust under the langets. The bright section of the blade has old pitting along the edge and a ¼ inch flaw in the steel along the long back edge, but retains most of its polish.

Size: The sword is 36 inches long overall, with the blade being 31 inches long.

Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $55.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

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Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$847
01/27/2021

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21% when bidding through witherells.com.