Sword

Object Number: 
1941.1170
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Steel, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 32 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. ( 81.6 x 11.4 x 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Sword with broad, single-edged steel blade that curves slightly at tip; steel (or iron?) hilt with C-shaped knuckle-bow, curved quillon with disk finial, small pointed langets, and disk-like pommel cast in one piece (branches joining kuckle-bow and counter-guard are now broken and missing); tang of blade is faced on either side with a rounded panel of wood held in place by three rivets driven through a strip of metal.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group