The Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815
I was very happy to see your sword pictures because at first I thought it was one of mine in my collection. Your sword is identical to mine which I purchased last year at Baltimore from a well known collector. The same person made mine and yours. US of A blade, iron scabbard with silver mounts, same hilt with silver plating and wire. Mine is only missing the suspension rings on the scabbard and my blade markings are a little fainter than yours but still there. The hilt is actually silver plated as there is some wear on mine. Amazing. I believe that these were dragoon officer sabers that predate the Starr officer Saber contract of 1814. I have numerous US of A bladed sabers and one spadroon. They are far scarcer than the eagle motiffs and a direct derivative of the British GR blades. I would date these swords anywhere from 1805 to no later than 1815. Most likely british imports.
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