Revolutionary War Era Officer's Silver Mounted Short Saber

25" curved, single-edged blade, 1" wide at ricasso, with 23.5" median fuller and 16.5" narrow fuller near spine. 6" silver hilt with olive silver pommel, high capstan and spiral grooved horn grip with silver wire. Four-slot pierced Silver D-shaped guard. A classic, likely American made, example of the English short saber, probably ca 1775-1785. Similar examples are shows in various books by Peterson and Neumann.


Very good. Blade with a mottled, oxidized dark gray over pewter patina. Hilt with much of the silver plating present, showing old tarnish and discoloration. Grip very nice, showing some handling marks and some very tiny grain cracks in the horn.

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
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