A 1796 Pattern American Light Cavalry Officer’s Sabre

A very scare 1796 pattern American Light Cavalry Officer’s blue and gilt sabre made by the renowned US maker A.W. Spies who formerly traded in Birmingham and then moved to American sometime in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century becoming a prominent sword maker.
The curved blue and gilt blade retains about fifty percent of its original gilding and is housed in a regulation metal scabbard. Overall in good condition for its age, showing only minimal surface pitting to the blade as illustrated and a fine example of an early American Light Cavalry sword.