Steel, silver, brass, gilding; steel, nickel, brass, silver, gilding
Overall: 40 1/8 x 5 x 3 1/4 in. ( 101.9 x 12.7 x 8.3 cm )
etched: on obverse of blade near center: "E Pluribus Unum" on banner which is part of eagle insignia
etched: on reverse of blade near center: "U. S."
in relief: in slightly depressed cartouche on reverse of blade near hilt: "TIFFANY / & Co. / NEW YORK."
Presentation sword with slightly curved, single-edged steel blade with two fullers, one broad and one narrow, and etched designs on obverse and reverse; gilded brass half-basket hilt with openwork flower and scroll design incorporating intials "US" on obverse side and quillon with large scroll finial; silver grip with ridges wound with twisted brass wire (of which only a fragment remains); helmet-shaped pommel with leaf border centering a flower and finial in the form of large perched eagle; nickel-plated steel scabbard with two carrying rings attached to gilded brass upper and middle bands with leaf-molded ornaments in high relief and elaborate engraving; metal clips are attached to each carrying ring and joined by a chain; a silver plaque with engraved inscription is affixed to obverse of scabbard between the two bands; gilded brass mount at tip with ornamental drag with "US" in relief on both sides.
Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
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