New Hampshire Dog Pommel Saber, c. 1760-1780, brass hilt with elongated openwork counter guard and down-turned round quillon, tapering knuckle bow with sculpted line decoration and two branches, the molded pommel with engraved facial and head details, plain cherry grip; curved single-edge blade with false edge at the tip and narrow fuller, blade lg. 26 7 1/16, overall lg. 32 in.
Note: Skinner sold a nearly identical example with a plain oak/ash grip April 27, 2018, sale 3097M, Lot 8.
Hilt toned to a deep brown/yellow, inboard edge of guard at the slot is bent upward, grip has an old shrinkage crack extending about half way up from the counter guard; blade is toned to a mottled dark brown with scattered underlying light pitting, blade edge has several nicks.
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