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Swords Used by the Cavalry Branch of Service
Authentic Artifacts from the Revolutionary War Era thru About 1840
Beautiful Blade! War of 1812 Starr Cavalry Saber in Scabbard by Nathan Starr
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Here is a sword you don't see offered very often these days. This is the style of cavalry saber manufactured by the firm of Nathan Starr. We know it is one of the earlier manufactured versions because the blade is made without having a fuller on either side. As you can see the blade is full-length with the clip point to the end. The blade has a pleasing light color all over. At the base of the blade you have the maker's Mark of the Starr company as well as the "HHP" inspector's initials. These are the initials of Henry H. Perkins who approved the sword for military use. He inspected swords only from 1810 until 1816. This sword would have been part of the order that was placed with Starr on his March 14, 1812 contract for the government. According to Peterson's sword book Starr had only completed 1000 of the swords before the government changed the requirements of the styling of the hand guard. The handle of the sword still retains trace amounts of the original leather on top of the wooden core. These swords were never wire wrapped. On the side of the hand guard it has the "P" inspector initial. The sword is accompanied by the original metal scabbard. The scabbard has the drag intact as well as the throat. It also has both of the original iron mounts intact as well as both of the hanging rings. There is still a fine amount of the original factory black paint on the scabbard and hand guard. This is a scarce sword that has a heck of a lot of character.

Item #: B1608
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Your Price:$895.00 USD
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