Virginia Artillery Saber - Inventory Number: SWO 158 / On-hold
33 1/2"overall with a 28 1/2" curved, single-edged blade with rudimentary false edge, a 26 1/2" median fuller and narrow 24" fuller near spine. 5" hilt with bird's head pommel, reverse P-guard, and forward swept quillon at top terminating in a flat round finial. Grooved wooden leather covered grip with 7 grooves for twisted wire (not present). Spine marked Va REGT. No scabbard. Only 2,040 Virginia Manufactured artillery sabers were produced, in three production runs, ca 1806-1810, ca 1813-1814, and in 1821. Virginia Manufactured cavalry saber production exceeded 8,200 swords, making the artillery variant a much rare Virginia Manufactured item and difficult to find for sale.
Inventory Number: SWO 158 / On-hold