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    US M1798 Cavalry Saber by N. Starr & Co. Very nice untouched example of this very scarce US saber with total production of only 2000. Blade generally smooth and dark, with just a few tiny nicks and a few small scattered areas of light pitting. Excellent markings with Starr & Co. on obverse and US with 1799 date on reverse. Stirrup shaped hilt and backstrap also with deep dark patina and just some scattered light pitting, a bit heavier on one side of the knucklebow near the pommel. Grip retains 90% of the original leather with just small worn spots and nine of the original eleven strands of twisted brass wire wrap. There is no scabbard. Overall an exceptional example of this rarely encountered early American saber, in a condition well above the norm.

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    November, 2011
    12th Saturday
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