One of the most interesting and colorful swords in military history. The Rumford pattern, named after its creator, Count Rumford, Minister of War. Born Benjamin Thompson in Woburn, MA, he served in the New Hampshire Militia, and then sided with the British in the Revolution, serving in the King’s American Dragoons. He fled to Bavaria after the war. Always an inventor, he pioneered concepts in thermodynamics and inventions in gunpowder, oil lamps chimneys soup and a coffee pot to name but a few. The Rumford cavalry saber has a hint of the awkward form identified with American made swords of the period. This example is well used with uniform edge nicking and a brown rusted surface.