Sword

Object Number: 
1953.149
Date: 
ca. 1862
Medium: 
Steel, brass, wood, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 40 3/4 x 5 x 3 5/8 in. ( 103.5 x 12.7 x 9.2 cm )
Description: 
Saber with curved, single-edged steel blade with two fullers, one broad and one narrow; brass half-basket hilt with two branches on obverse side; wooden grip originally covered in leather and wrapped with twisted wire (tiny remnants of leather and wire survive); helmet-shaped brass pommel without surface decoration.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this saber was found near Richmond, Virginia, at the site of the Battle of Fair Oaks (or Seven Pines), which took place May 31-June 1, 1862. It was presented to the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, by Henry W. Utter of Company H.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group