September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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The Model 1798 saber was the first United States government contract sword. Only 2,000 were ordered and produced. They were used over a long period and very few survived, especially without being cut down. Starr worked in Middletown, Connecticut. The long slightly curved blade has a single narrow fuller on each side. The ricasso is stamped "N. Starr & Co." on the right side and "US /1799" on the other. The iron Hussar stirrup hilt has a leather wrapped grip and once had twisted brass wire accents. CONDITION: Blade retains a dark grey patina with some areas of light scattered pitting, markings are excellent. A couple minor nicks to cutting edge. Hilt retains a heavy brown patina. Grip showing crazing to surface and areas of loss with wood exposed on both sides. An excellent example of a scarce full length American cavalry saber. DMG.
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Blade Length
33 - 3/4"
Overall Length
39 - 3/4"
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,428.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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