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Deluxe Cavalry Officer's Saber by Horstmann

32.75" curved, single-edged blade with a 24.5" stopped fuller. 38.5" in overall length with 5.75" gilt brass hilt with three-branch guard, Phrygian helmet pommel cap and cast acanthus leaf decorations. Grooved wood grip with shagreen covering and fourteen wraps of multi-strand wire with a coiled center strand flanked by two plain strands. Etched blade with foliate motifs, panoplies of arms, an American Eagle and E Pluribus Unum on the obverse and similar patterns with a US as the central theme on the reverse. Obverse ricasso etched: W.H. / HORSTMANN / & SONS / PHILADELPHIA. Includes metal scabbard with plain gilt brass mounts and gold sword knot. An old hand written tag attached to the guard reads: Col. George Rogers / Mt. Vernon Ohio. No supporting documentation or provenance is provided.

Condition:

Very good. Blade with a mostly dull pewter patina and some dull frosting with scattered light surface oxidation. All etching remains clear and visible. Hilt with traces of gilt and an untouched patina. Blade tight, peen undisturbed, grip wrap with some light wear and minor loss. Scabbard with scattered surface oxidation and some small minor dings. Sword knot about good.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,763
10/31/2018

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