Steel, brass, fish skin, gilding; steel, brass, gilding
Overall: 38 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 97.8 x 12.1 x 9.5 cm )
etched: on reverse of blade near hilt: "NTIONAL / ARMORY" in oval depression
etched: on reverse of blade near center: "U. S."
engraved: on obverse of scabbard, between throat and upper band: "Lieut Colonel W. S. Worth / 13th U. S. Infantry / SAN JUAN CU
Presentation sword with 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 two branches on obverse side joining oval counter-guard, which is molded with an eagle and thirteen stars; grip covered in gray fish skin and wrapped with twisted wire; helmet-shaped pommel with shield and leaf garland molded on front and radial leaf design molded on top; end of knuckle-bow with molded scroll motif at juncture with pommel; steel scabbard with gilded brass mounts, including upper band with carrying ring, middle band with carrying ring, and tip with slightly asymmetrical drag; engraved inscriptions on obverse of scabbard.
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
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