November 15 & 16, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/15/2022
This unusual and early example is the predecessor to the later American Light Horse Dragoon or Pennsylvania Light Horse Dragoon marked sabers. It dates probably circa 1780-85. The long, nearly straight, blade is Spanish in style, with three narrow fullers along the top. Classic brass 4-slot guard with 2 additional piercings extending into D-shaped knucklebow. Cast 2-piece grip and pommel with a roped ring below head. Some crude sand casting marks to head, suggesting American manufacture. Pommel decorations are entirely engraved. Lion head appears more seal-like than lion-like. Relief oval-shaped ears. CONDITION: Blade retains a spotted grey patina with scattered minor nicks to cutting edge and some sharpening marks. Blade shows areas of original fire-blued finish. Some freckling to top 4" of blade, about 1/8" broken at tip. Hilt retains a pleasing mustard patina and is slightly loose to hilt. Knucklebow shows slight bends and a crack towards pommel.
Blade Length
33 - 1/2"
Overall Length
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,440.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
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