The American Colonists were, like most of Europe, amorous of the dashing French Hussar. The handmade hilt of this American saber reflects their admiration of the 1700's French style. This well-balanced, fast sword was designed for the mounted fighter. Solid steel hilt with spiral pattern carved hardwood grip is married to an effective 1085 high carbon, well tempered blade. Comes with black leather scabbard with steel mounts. This attractive sword can be seen in the book "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" by O.C. Newmann. A piece of early American history to start or add to your collection. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.