A lot of four sabers -Select US Arms Type-

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Lot 3145
A lot of four sabers
-Select US Arms Type-

Sold for US$ 936 inc. premium
A lot of four sabers
Comprising: 1) A U.S. Pattern 1872 cavalry sword. Curved single-fuller 32 inch steel blade. Cast brass hilt with shield motif and florals on pommel and eagle with stars on inside of guard. Black leather-wrapped grip with twisted copper wire. Steel scabbard painted black with cast brass mounts. 2) A U.S. Pattern 1872 cavalry sword. Curved single-fuller 32 inch steel blade. Cast brass hilt with shield motif and florals on pommel and eagle with stars on inside of guard. Wooden replaced grip. Steel scabbard painted black with cast brass mounts. 3) An 1872 style cavalry sword with 31 7/8 inch curved blade with dull edge and single fuller; marked with a bear and Made In/Germany. Plain cast brass hilt with wooden black leather-wrapped grip with twisted brass wire. Steel scabbard with plain cast brass mounts. 4) A Model 1902 saber with 29 1/2 inch slightly curved blade stamped Made/U.S.A.; chromed etched blade with patriotic motifs and absent inscription panel. Standard nickel-plated brass hilt with Bakelite grip. Nickel plated steel scabbard.
Condition: 1) Very good, blade with grey patina and scattered dark spots. Brass hilt with dark patina; grip excellent with some minor loses to leather and paint. Scabbard retains much of old black paint, now chipped in many areas; areas of rust; mounts good. 2) Poor; blade with dark patina; rusty and pitted, scratches from sharpening. Hilt poorly cast with guard badly bent in several spots. Grip replaced, coming unwrapped, very little wire wrap remains. Scabbard very deeply pitted with dark patina, brass mounts good. 3) Good, blade with grey patina with some spots of minor surface rust and dark spots. Hilt very good with brown patina on brass; grip with pommel section missing leather wrap with wood exposed. Scabbard rough, heavy rust and pitting, brass mounts matching hilt patina. 4) Good, blade with areas of minor pitting and corroded patina. Hilt retains most of nickel finish, some areas eroded and dark or green. Scabbard excellent with some spotting to surface of nickel plated finish.
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