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US N. Starr 1812 Cavalry Saber

A very nice Starr Model 1812-13 saber, with clear marks and in great shape. This is a massive scythe of a sword with a reverse “P” guard, birdshead pommel, leather wrapped wooden grip, and long, curved blade with a pronounced clipped point. There are no fullers, which is one of the things that distinguishes it from the later Starr contract of 1818. The ricasso is clearly marked “N.Starr,” but the other marks are not visible. There is no scabbard. Dimensions: 39.5 inches long overall, with the blade being 34.5 inches long. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $65.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Condition:

The sword is in very good condition. The grip is missing a section of wood and leather below the pommel, but most of the leather is present and in good shape. The blade is very good with some faint stains and a few “fleabite” Nicks along the cutting edge. 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 terms and conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing materials for pick ups. We do not accept credit cards. 

 

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$454
01/14/2021

 

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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%.