May 17, 2022 Early Arms & Militaria
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For a similar example, see figure E-13 on page 136 of "Weapons of the American Revolution" by Warren Moore. Nearly straight, unfullered, single-edged American blade. Heavy brass stirrup hilt with forward turned quillon. Sheet brass pommel cap with integral backstrap. Grooved cherry grip. CONDITION: Blade retains a dark brown patina and has a couple minor nicks to edge. Two nails have been put into the blade slot in front of the guard to hold the blade tight. Hilt has some scattered marks from use and a dark mustard patina. Grip shows scattered marks from use and a crack on right side. A nice heavy-duty American cavalry saber. PROVENANCE: Tom Grinslade Collection. DMG

CORRECTION: This sword is not from the Tom Grinslade Collection as stated in description. The sabre came from a descendant of the Schell family. The Schell brothers emigrated from Germany to the Mohawk Valley in the 1730's. They were active in the Rev war and their farm was attacked by Loyalists with Indian allies. Hostages taken. More information available online as Researches after the Descendants of John Christian Schell and John Schell.
Blade Length
34 - 1/4"
Overall Length
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,080.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
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