Sword

Object Number: 
X.136
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Steel, leather, twine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 1 in. ( 94.6 x 14.6 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Sword with curved, single-edged steel blade with broad fuller; steel stirrup hilt with reverse P-type knuckle-bow, simple langets on obverse and reverse and curved quillon with cylindrical finial; grip covered in leather, with ridges formed by an underlayer of twine.
Gallery Label: 
This sword is identified as a "U.S. Dragoon saber of German type" in the accession records. This identification is based on an illustration in Smithsonian Institution Bulletin No. 163 (p. 34).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group