American Horseman Saber
(1800)



 
 

This is an American horseman saber with slightly curved single-edge, heavy, and thick blade struck with the maker's mark "Woolley & Deakin." (This firm was located on Edmund Street, Birmingham, England.) This particular mark was only used from 1800 to 1803.

This saber has a brass stirrup hilt and pommel, and reeded wooden grip. Only a few American swords with Woolley & Deakin blades have survived to the present date. For example, the book American Swords from the Philip Medicus Collection shows only two swords made by Woolley & Deakin with American made hilts. This saber is a rare example of an early American hilt pattern. Overall length (34 ", length of the blade: 29 ")