FRENCH & INDIAN WAR TO REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA WAGON DRAGOON SABER.
Overall length: 39 1/8″. Blade length: 33 1/2″.
A triple fullered curved blade typical of early blades imported to this country from Europe. The brass hilt is in wagon wheel form having 6 spokes at the base w/ an arrowhead shaped quillon. Rising towards the pommel is a 3 branch knuckle bow joining into a single branch. A well formed ball pommel flares & tapers forming the top of the grip. There is a lg. 7/8″ slightly tapered brass ferrule that forms the base of the grip. The grip is of smooth wood w/ a sm. nail imbedded on the inside. No scabbard. Research has suggested that these swords were made by Richard Manning, 1701-1774 of Ipswich, Massachusetts. Manning was a clock maker known to have produced brass gears w/ the same 6 spoke design. Manning served as the Artificer of the Ipswich Regiment during the French & Indian Wars & is also known to have made swords for the militia of Andover, MA.