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    US M1812 Cavalry Saber by William Rose. Really an exceptional example of this very rare sword with a total production of only 500. Blade generally smooth and gray with an old coat of dried grease. Just one small area of light pitting near the tip. Very nicely marked with deep crisp W. Rose on the back of the blade, and small W over large V on the obverse of the blade. Hilt excellent, generally smooth and dark with just a few tiny spots of light pitting, really very minor. Grip retains 95% of the original leather and quite sound. Retains the original heavy leather washer. The scabbard, nearly identical to the 1812 Starr, is smooth and dark with a few scattered patches of very light pitting and retaining some of the original japanned finish. Absolutely no dents and retains the original throat and screw. Few finer examples extant.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    12th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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