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#1 warpath

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 04:42 AM

Revolutionary War JAMES POTTER Horseman's Sabre

 

Revolutionary War JAMES POTTER Horseman's Sabre of over 41 inches long overall...No sheath (only 3 known have a sheath)...If you know swords, you know what a "Potter" is, this is one!

 

"This pattern of light dragoon saber is the most famous, and collectible, of all Revolutionary War enlisted swords. Copied from British light horse examples, it was produced in the Maiden Lane workshops of New York cutler James Potter and is the only maker-marked,American-made saber of standard pattern with indisputable, documented usage by both sides during the War for Independence" James Kochen

 The sword is in very fine condition retaining its original wire grip wrap and an old thin layer of black painted finish applied several generations ago by a member of the family whose ancestor carried it in the war...Easily cleaned, but I'll leave it untouched as found..."

 

Thanks for looking. Ed

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 04:43 AM

Potter

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 04:48 AM

Guard

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#4 Varangian

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 06:21 PM

Very nice!

#5 sundance

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 07:00 PM

It sure would be nice to have one of those. They're all beautiful regardless of their condition (short of being a real wreck).



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Posted 08 November 2015 - 07:29 AM

That is one rare bird Ed.  Thanks for showing it.



#7 warpath

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 09:36 AM

You should see the other one!

 

If you've never seen one firsthand it's surprising how large these swords are. Cavalrymen were not large men and it would take some serious strength to wield one of these effectively. Ed



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Posted 08 November 2015 - 09:44 AM

We don't see much Revolutionary War stuff here...fantastic!



#9 1SG_1st_Cav

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 01:08 PM

I never saw one like that before. Thanks.



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Posted 09 November 2015 - 01:28 PM

Wow, probably not many of those that have survived this long without being destroyed by post military use!



#11 warpath

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 11:24 AM

There's a Potter sword with sheath on auction today at R&R Auctions online. Ed

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 09:43 PM

I saw a similar sword to that sword recently at the SOS show. Very nice sword. 



#13 warpath

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 03:46 AM

That sword was on my table. Ed

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 01:14 PM

Wow

 

What an amazing piece



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Posted 14 August 2016 - 01:36 PM

You should see the other one!



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Posted 02 October 2016 - 03:06 AM

I'll have this Potter sword at the MAX Show this Thursday if anyone would like to see it. Ed


Edited by warpath, 02 October 2016 - 03:06 AM.



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