Militia Light Cavalry Saber
(circa 1807-1815)

  This saber is also known as the Model 1812 US Dragoon Saber. It is nearly identical to the British Light Cavalry Saber, Pattern of 1796. Swords like this were used during the War of 1812, the Mexican War (broad use) and many were carried during the Civil War, primarily by Confederate soldiers. It is a large saber with a long curved blade. It has its original metal scabbard.
American soldiers during the War of 1812
At left is a Militia Light Cavalry Saber