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Title US light cavalry sabre, model 1860
Nationality American
Period 1864
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This classic Union cavalry sabre, with nearly 100% of its original polish to the blade, is marked 'ROBY//W.SHELMSFORD//MASS' at the forte, Roby being the most desirable of the Union makers (the Ames swords have recently been reproduced in India). On the other side of the forte it is marked 'US 1864 A.G.M.'

The blade is superb and there is a brazing seam which runs the whole length of the scabbard, although the screw on the back of the scabbard is missing. The hilt is lightly patinated with traces of old lacquer, which I have deliberately left in place.

In 35 years of dealing, I have never come across one of these with all the factory polish on the blade.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Swords : American : 19th Century]

testimonials

I receive the cap this day, I very happy. This cap is very beautiful. I hope that find other beautiful items in your shop. Many thanks.

S T, France, 12.03.2010

Thank you for your excellent service, I'm very pleased with both the items.

R L, UK, 26.02.2010

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