1248. U.S. Model 1812 Cavalry Saber by Starr

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33 5/8" curved non-fuller clip point blade. The blade has faded to smoky gray with traces of brown and scattered light oxidation and some sparse scratches and tiny impact marks. The saber is Henry H. Perkins inspected, the obverse ricasso is marked "P / HHP / N. STARR", there is no "U.S." or date markings and the reverse ricasso is unmarked. The iron hilt is toning to a dark brown patina with scattered light oxidation becoming more moderate on the front of the guard still retaining perhaps 30% original black enamel. The reverse P-shaped guard has a circular quillon, the knucklebow is pierced for knot attachment and is marked with a "P" about an inch from the crossguard. The black leather wrapped grooved leather handle rates very good plus showing a couple light chips and scuffs but remaining mostly intact. The iron scabbard retains about 85% flaking original black enamel toning to brown with scattered light oxidation and pitting and is equipped with a thin brazed drag and dual suspension rings. A very good plus Nathan Starr 1812 Cavalry saber. (58613-30) (600/800) SOLD FOR $690.00

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