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Confederate Cavalry Saber and Scabbard

Object Number: 
1922.124ab
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Steel, brass, leather; iron, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 43 x 5 x 4 1/4 in. ( 109.2 x 12.7 x 10.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on reverse side of blade below hilt: "Columbia S. C."
Description: 
Saber with curved, single-edged steel blade with a broad, full length fuller adjacent to a shorter, narrower fuller; brass half-basket hilt with two sweeping branches on obverse side and oval counter-guard; grip covered in leather and wrapped with wire; helmet-shaped pommel without surface decoration; black painted iron scabbard with two carrying rings and asymmetrical drag.
Gallery Label: 
This sword is identified in the accession records as a "Confederate cavalry saber."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles McCauley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group