An American officer's Revolutionary War era short saber
Broad, slightly curved 28 1/2 inch blade with three deep fullers below the spine and retaining generous amounts of what appears to be a blued finish. Original leather washer. Brass knucklebow flaring irregularly at the blade, the top extending to a circular panel pierced by the tang, the edge with van dyked decoration. Unusual 'pineapple' brass capstan pommel with peened decoration in the form of diagonal bands. Turned walnut grip. With rare original black leather scabbard, the throat with frog stud and scalloped lower rim. Drag with scalloped upper rim.
Condition: Blade showing minor pitting and small nicks to edge. Hilt fine. Scabbard leather with crazing to surface but very sound, the tip with what appears to be an old repair at the drag.