31" spear point blade, with wide 30.5" stopped fuller, 5.25" reeded wood grips with grass "5-Ball" knuckle bow and counter-guard. Pillow pommel with ball finial. Obverse ricasso stamped N STARR in raised letters in a depressed cartouche. An extremely early example of a Federal Era Nathan Starr marked officer's sword, not of a pattern normally encountered. Starr would go on to receive numerous US military contracts contracts ca 1798 through the 1830s. This exceptionally rare and early sword by Starr is probably ca 1795-1810, and is of a style not normally associated with his work.
Good. Blade with mottled discoloration and oxidation as well some scattered light pitting. Tip rounded and probably between .25" and .5" short of original full-length. Brass with a thick, uncleaned patina, grip good with nicks and dings.
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