Antique American War of 1812, Light Artillery Sabre - Sword. A plain brass stirrup hilt with a knuckle bow, shield shaped langets, downcurved rear quillon swelling at the tip and retaining the original ribbed leather covered grip made without wire. A broad slightly curved single edged blade cut with a wide full-length fuller, German Import blade deeply stamped on the riccaso, P. KNECHT. In its original brass scabbard with two suspension rings and iron shoe.
REFERENCES: American Swords from the Philip Medicus Collection: Philip Medicus, Stuart C. Mowbray, Norm Flayderman Page 154. Plate 73g.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length with the scabbard: 94 cm (37 in), the length without the scabbard: 90 cm (35 1/2 in).
CONDITION: the sword is in good condition showing its age and usage, minor dents to the scabbard.
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