In good condition, a scarce US 1840 Model “Old Wristbreaker” Cavalry Saber by Horstmann of Philadelphia with rack number to hilt.
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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 was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number X03. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1233-121x19x16 (2.864).