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Roby M1860 Light Cavalry Saber,

35" blade, brass knuckle bow and pommel. Leather and brass wire wrapped handle. Metal scabbard. Blade marked at ricasso C.Roby, Chelmsford, Mass, reverse marked U.S. and dated in large letters 1861. Under date are the inspector's initials.

Only 410 of these sabers were delivered in the order placed in 1861.

Provenance:Ex. Robert R. Routhier

Condition:Brass knuckle bow and pommel have a nice untouched mustard look. Leather wrapped handle is in excellent condition. Blade has been lightly cleaned with several light areas of staining from light salt and pepper pitting. Markings and blade have a very sharp and crisp look. Metal scabbard has oxidized to a nice brown patina.

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,440
05/02/2008

 

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