In good condition, a scarce US 1840 Model “Old Wristbreaker” Cavalry Saber by Horstmann of Philadelphia with rack number to hilt.
The blade appears to have been period sharpened (tell tale sharpening wheel marks) and then blunted, possibly when decommissioned. The hilt bears a rack number, 49, so the saber was clearly issued and carried by a US trooper.
The 35 3/8 inch blade is in very good condition, though the forward cutting edge is a little irregular in places suggesting it had seen action. The long blade is very firm in the hilt. The outer most bar of the hilt / guard is bent inwards a little, probably period battle damage (likely can be levered out but maybe that would spoil the history of the sword). Original leather grip is good though aged / worn, the twisted grip wire mostly gone. Steel scabbard in good though aged condition (pitting in paces); no markings as I can see. The saber sheathes and draws well.
Scarce item and unsure how it came to be in the UK; shame it does not speak to tell. A snip at just £750. Please quote item reference number X03. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1233-121x19x16 (2.864).