Very Fine M1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber by Schnitzler and Kirs...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionVery Fine M1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber by Schnitzler and Kirschbaum (S & K).
This example probably part of the original M1840 contract for sabers awarded to this firm by the US government. A superior quality weapon, certainly the equivalent of anything produced by US manufacturers. Superb condition, the blade clean and bright, retaining much of the original luster, just a few tiny nicks, negligible. Marked "S & K" on the reverse ricasso and Solingen on the obverse. Brass hilt, leather grip and twisted brass wire wrap all perfect, overall with nice light patina. Iron scabbard also near perfect, with dark smooth patina, just a few small patches of light surface rust on the lower third. A choice example of this scarce US contract saber.
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