US Nathan Starr Model 1812-1813 Contract
Cavalry Saber, for sale
In aged but good condition, a scarce US Nathan Starr Model 1812-1813
Contract Cavalry Saber.
A pre-1817 US Nathan Starr Model 1812-1813 Contract Cavalry Saber.
Bought in the UK, this may well be a battle trophy brought home
by a British soldier from the War of 1812. The war was considered
to be a stalemate / draw. Marked to the forte / ricasso "“P
/ HHP / N. STARR” which means "proved" by inspector
HHP (Henry H. Perkin), made by Nathan Starr. Nathan Starr of Middletown,
Connecticut was the leading sword maker in America from 1798 to
The 33 5/8 inch blade is sharp and in good aged condition, plus
firm in the hilt. The hilt with age and some light pitting. The
wooden grip with age / wear; the grip is the rarer pistol grip shape
can also be seen here). The steel scabbard is aged with inert
rust pitting and even a couple of rust holes, plus a couple of kinks,
yet is sound; the sabre sheathes and draws very well despite this.
A scarce sword made highly desirable by this one's scarce grip
type and likely history. Yours for £1000 . Please quote item
reference R86. Further / full sized images available upon request.
Box 0575-121x17x17 (2.360).