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    Model 1840 Cavalry Saber Wtih Scabbard, 1st Maine Cavalry 1861 This import wrist-breaker cavalry saber is stamped for the 1st Maine Cavalry. The blade is 36 1/8" and has a secondary fuller; the overall length of the sword is 41¼." The right side of the blade, at the ricasso, is die stamped "US/ADK/1861;" the left side ricasso is stamped "1/Me./CAV;" the "V" is very faintly stamped. The grip of the sword has its original leather and twisted wire warp, and very little wear shows on the leather. The sword has a beautiful patina and a bright, shiny blade and scabbard. Overall the condition of the saber is excellent. The uniqueness of this sword is that it is an 1840 Model cavalry saber special ordered to outfit the 1st Maine Cavalry and is marked and date stamped 1861. The First Maine suffered more casualties than any other troop, North or South, in the war.

    Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum




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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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