This sword is based on the English model with “four slot” guard and narrow fullered blade. However, it is distinguished from its English counterpart in construction. The 24 ½” curved blade is hand hammered and more acutely pointed. English blades were machine hot rolled. The brass hilt incorporated a pommel cast in two pieces with brazed seams, a very specifically American technique. The base of one seam is slightly separated and, the pommel is rotated about 10 degrees to avoid alignment with the guard end spur hole. The reeded grip is lathe turned cow horn, again, specific to American manufacture. Four slot guards are generally of plain form. Those with wavy bars and guard edges are generally of better quality and reserved for officers. This example was likely custom made for an American officer in the Revolutionary War.

Stock Number: FNS7372

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