US Model 1840 Cavalry Sword By Horstman

35.5" curved, singled-edged blade with 25.5" stopped fuller. 5.25" hilt, leather-wrapped grooved wood grip with 17 wraps of twisted wire. Three-branch brass guard, blue felt throat washer. Marked HORTSMANN / PHILA on reverse ricasso, touch mark on obverse ricasso. No other markings or inspections present. In iron scabbard with obvious lap seam and brazed throat.


Fine. Blade mostly bright with scattered minor oxidation, retaining much of the original cross polish at the ricasso. Brass untouched, hit with original leather warp and wire with some scuffing and wear, wire slightly loose. Scabbard with a mottled brownish gray patina.

Estimate: $600 - $900
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