RARE LATE 1700S-EARLY 1800S OFFICER SHORT SWORDCARVED STEER HORN HANDLE-SCABBARD

RARE LATE 1700S-EARLY 1800S OFFICER'S SHORT SWORD WITH CARVED STEER HORN HANDLE -WITH LEATHER SCABBARD AND BRASS FITTINGS- FROM AROUND THE TIME OF THE WAR OF 1812 OR LITTLE EARLIER-MEASURES 26 3/8" OVERALL WITH THE SWORD 25 1/8" AND A WICKED 19 3/8" THRUSHING STRAIGHT THICK BLADE- 1/4" THICK AT THE BASE- TAPERING DOWN TO THE TIP- WONDERFUL WIDE BRASS GUARD WITH STEEL REINFORCING PIECE AND BRASS BAND BEHIND- BEAUTIFUL CARVED STEER HORN SPIRAL PATTERN HANDLE AND CROWN LIKE POMMEL CAP - ALL TIGHT FITS-THE SCABBARD IS LEATHER -ORIGINALLY WITH BLACK FINISH- MOST IS LOST- WARM BROWN LEATHER IS LEFT-NO CRACKS- BRASS FITTINGS- OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF EARLY OFFICER'S SHORT SWORD-RARE COLLECTIBLE