Blade strongly marked P.S. JUSTICE in an arch over PHILADa. The firm, P.S.Justice of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania had contracts with the federal government to produce swords and muskets during the Civil War. According to noted author John Thillman the firm produced a little over 13,000 sabers under contracts with the federal government between August 1861 and March of 1862. Justice is known to have produced a mix of European and American made examples. This particular saber appears to be one of the American made 1840 sabers with the turned wood leather covered grip.
Nice example of the rarer American produced cavalry saber retaining its original leather covered grip with all of the original twisted wire wrap. Brass hilt and pommel cap have a pleasant brownish patina. The blade has a mottled grey, brown appearance with several nicks as shown in my photos. The metal scabbard is fine with a brown patina with a light salt and pepper pitting down the entire length.
Item # TB650
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