English Short Saber

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Title

English Short Saber

Description

A hollow ivory grip with a green dyed spiraled surface adds color to this slender iron'hilted sword. Its faceted olive type pommel secures the tip of a slender knuckle bow, which, in turn, divides near its base to form an outboard horizontal guard ring. The hilt is separated from its light cutting blade by an elliptical iron washer which was common for this pattern style. The blade here was slightly shortened at one time, but contains both a narow and wide fuller.

Length: 30 1/4"
Blade: 24" X 1"
Weight: 0.8 lb.
Hilt: Iron

Source

George C. Neumann, Swords and Blades of the American Revolution, (Harrisburg: Stackpole Books, 1973), 112. (152.S)

Rights

George C. Neumann Collection, Valley Forge National Historical Park

Identifier

VAFO 349

Original Format

Photograph