Early American
(aka Gentleman's Sword)

This is an "small" sword from the period of about the Revolutionary War.
It is very similar - as it should be - to English and French small-swords, dating from the early to late 1700s. The blade motif - engraved panels depicting typically American themes, i.e. Liberty Cap, etc. - offers the most supporting evidence that this is American. Additionally, the construction is much simpler than European examples of the same period.

West Point Cadet Name Searches

I have various information on West Point Cadets - graduates and non-graduates - from 1802 to 2002. If there is a name on your sword - and that name is registered as a West Point Cadet - I can very likely supply basic information on that individual. I charge $10 to search, non-refundable. If a record is found, I will forward that information on to you via e-mail; if no record is found, I will e-mail you to that effect. Follow this link to request a West Point Cadet Search.

Early American Small-Sword
(aka Gentleman's Sword)

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